News Service of Florida
Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.
As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Decade-old voting equipment is quickly aging in nearly half the state’s counties, and there has been a struggle at the local level to secure money to cover the replacement costs.
About $3 million voters cast their ballots in Florida before election day.
Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.
The director of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities said her agency will be able to provide services for severely disabled young adults in extended foster care under a legislative fix now in the works.
A new Quinnipiac University poll is set to be released Wednesday indicating who may be taking the lead in Florida’s gubernatorial race.
A 1 percent charge imposed on most homeowners’ policies to help the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. cover losses from the last of the 2005 hurricanes may come off the books two years early.
A divided appeals court has rejected pleas from a Republican state House candidate who contends she was improperly kept off the November ballot because of a bank error on a qualifying check.
Normally, this would be the point where Gov. Rick Scott would turn his attention to former Gov. Charlie Crist, the newly approved Democratic nominee. After a primary season that was merely a formality for Scott, and only marginally less so for Crist, the incumbent Republican would unleash his financial advantage on his Democratic challenger.