Julie Jones

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs Leaders

Jonathan Steverson, who for the past two years has overseen one of the state’s five water-management districts, will head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. Rick Scott begins a second term.

12/11/2014

(Source: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Names New Chief For Prisons

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.

12/10/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Announces New Prisons Chief

Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Julie Jones as secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, effective January 5th, 2015.

12/10/2014

A woman holds a breathalyser (Ethylotest) in a car. (Source: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Breath Tests Get Support In DUI Wars

Judges may have another way to help repeat DUI offenders sober up for good.

04/17/2014

(Source: AP)

Controversy Swirls Around Program To Keep Drunks Off Road

The Florida program aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the road is ensnarled in legal challenges, a bidding war and criticism from vendors who say the state isn’t doing what it should to keep drunks from getting behind the wheel.

03/18/2014

This new design was chosen to be the official state tag beginning next year. (Source: FDOT via The Miami Herald)

Florida Drivers, Meet Your New License Plate

Meet the license plate that will adorn your vehicle for many years. Florida voters selected the green-rimmed, leafed-orange winner in a poll of about 50,000 online voters.

CBS4–12/18/2012

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New Website Lets You Pick State’s New License Plate

Four new license plate tags were designed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Each has a sleek, smooth surface, better readability and seven characters instead of the traditional six.

CBS4–11/17/2012

Florida License Plates

Plans To Revamp Florida’s License Plates On Hold

Plans to revamp Florida’s license plans and change how they are distributed have been put on hold.

CBS4–10/24/2012

Florida License Plates

Scott, Florida Cabinet Consider New License Plates

There could be a change on the way for Florida license plates that could make it easier for the state to fine toll and red light runners.

CBS4–10/23/2012

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