House Leader Casts Doubt On Background-Check BillThe chairman of a key House panel says a controversial bill about background checks for workers at after-school programs won't get a hearing "in its current form" from his committee.
Smith Renews Debate On After-School Background ChecksA legislative battle over state regulation of after-school programs will return during the 2016 legislative session.
Clash Over After-School Programs Coming BackA clash over the state's oversight of children's after-school programs is headed back to the Legislature, as lawmakers and agency heads plan hearings for the 2016 session about licensure and background checks.
Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care LicensingA bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.
Diet? What Diet? Girl Scout Cookies Arrive In South FloridaFor those of you trying to stay on a New Year's Diet, the Girl Scouts are about to make it more difficult because it's Girl Scout cookie time across South Florida.
Girl Scouts Celebrate Centennial AnniversaryIt’s a big day for our favorite girls in green with their striking vests and, of course, delicious cookies. On Monday the Girl Scouts of America, an organization formed to empower and provide support to young girls, celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Girl Scouts Lend A Hand During Summer Break School may be out but this summer two girl scout troops are keeping busy by giving back to their community.