As Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s $74.1 billion spending plan on Monday, he also used his veto power on a total of $368 million in spending projects.
Crime in Florida dropped 6.5-percent in 2012 from 2011, with violent crimes overall down 4.3 percent, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s annual Uniform Crime Report released Thursday.
With speculation mounting that Gov. Rick Scott could sign the Legislature’s proposed $74.5 billion budget as early as Friday, a research organization released its annual list of “turkeys” that it said the governor should consider striking with his line-item veto.
Florida’s tourism-marketing arm is reporting the highest-ever single quarter for visitors to the Sunshine State.
Crime rate is down in the Sunshine State, making 2012 the year with the lowest number of thefts, robberies and burglaries on record.
In just three months, 26 million people have visited the Sunshine State, making the first quarter of 2013′s tourism record-breaking.
Folks hoping to win big in last night’s Mega Money game didn’t get so lucky, but they should hope for better luck next time as the next jackpot will be worth $2 million.
Amid speculation he will run as a Democrat for his old job, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday said he supports allowing same-sex marriage.
In Florida, during the 2012 presidential elections, more Hispanics showed up to vote than other states with large Latino populations.
Florida lawmakers approved a bill Friday that would, over time, change the system of billing counties for Medicaid.