Florida Dodges Hurricanes For 10th Consecutive YearAs the Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end, it marks the 10th consecutive year that Florida has avoided a direct hit.
Scott Urges Lawmakers To Fund Bear-Proofing MeasuresThe state would set aside $230,000 for bear-resistant trash cans and outreach programs to reduce conflicts between humans and bears, as part of Gov. Rick Scott's proposed $79.3 billion budget.
Environmentalists Say Scott Budget Doesn't Go Far EnoughGov. Rick Scott is proposing more money for land preservation next year, but environmentalists say the levels fall short of what voters wanted in passing a 2014 constitutional amendment.
Gov. Scott Proposing Bump In Tourism Marketing BudgetUnder Gov. Rick Scott's $79.3 billion budget proposal released Monday in Jacksonville, the state's tourism-marketing arm would receive a boost of $6 million from the current budget.
Gov. Scott Wants To Add Billion More To BudgetGov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed boosting the state budget by more than $1 billion in the year that begins July 1, saying the additional spending would help Florida prepare to weather the next recession.
Miami Lakes Mayor Continues Fight For Fees After AcquittalMichael Pizzi isn’t done battling in a courtroom.
Gov. Scott To Release Budget Plan MondayGovernor Rick Scott will hold a news conference Monday in Jacksonville to release his 2016-17 budget proposal, an initial step as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a spending plan early next year.
Florida: 2nd In Job Creation As Unemployment Continues to FallNext only to California, Florida added the highest number of jobs in the nation and the state's unemployment rate declined for the fifth straight month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Gov. Scott Asks For $8.5 Million To Help Process Rape KitsFlorida Governor Rick Scott is asking for $8.5 million to help process a backlog of untested rape kits - about 11,000 of them.
State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Housing Syrian Refugees A Divisive Issue In South FloridaSome Americans want to shut the doors on those fleeing from Syria after news broke that one of the terrorist responsible for the Paris attacks may have infiltrated the ranks of refugees.
Civil Liberties Groups Critical Of Gov's Stance On Syrian RefugeesA pair of civil liberties groups have denounced Gov. Rick Scott's desire to close Florida's borders to additional refugees from Syria in the wake of the terrorist assault on Paris.