Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell is stepping down with the announcement coming days after reports surfaced that she spent more than $30,000 on travel last year.
The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state leaders, urging them to prioritize early-childhood education, intervention and other services for “the first 1,000 days” from pregnancy to age 3.
Anti-abortion activists have their own plans this weekend. Several groups are expected to protest at more than a dozen Planned Parenthood facilities across Florida on Saturday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is defending the use taxpayer money to pay a hefty legal settlement, but there are questions about whether his administration was transparent in how it got the money.
Gov. Rick Scott, reigniting a budget fight with the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, says the state is nearly out of money to lure companies to Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott, a Tallahassee attorney says, was a “novice politician” who received “bad advice” that led him to ignore the state’s public records law.
On Friday, a day before the opener of the Sky Bet Championship League, England’s second-division soccer league, Fulham F.C., owned by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid “Shad” Khan, announced that the team would be sponsored by Visit Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” political committee collected $175,000 in July, bringing its overall total for the year to nearly $2.85 million, according to a newly filed finance report.
Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.
A new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials’ drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions and their students do.