State of Florida

Focus On South Florida: Shark FeedingWhen most people see a shark in the water, they get out.
When It Comes To Fireworks, Leave It To The ProsWith just three days away from the Fourth of July, authorities want to remind the public of the risks and potential dangers associated with fireworks.
NMB Approves Plans For Soccer Training FacilityWhile plans to negotiate a Major League Soccer Stadium have stalled in Miami, North Miami Beach approved the construction of a world-class soccer training facility.
Argentine Soccer Team Asks For Approval To Build Stadium In S.Fla.A renowned club team from Argentina flew into South Florida to make a special request
Governor Scott Refusing To Disclose Financial InformationGovernor Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law.
State's High School Graduation Rate Among LowestThe State of Florida is currently tied with four other states for having the fifth lowest high school graduation rate.
Florida To Receive Grant Money To Help Homeless The State of Florida will receive more than $70 million in grants to help the homeless.
Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OKWith some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.
Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Guns Gains Traction In LegislatureA controversial gun bill gaining traction in the Florida legislature isn't garnering much support in South Florida education circles.
Critics Look To Shut Down Greyhound Racing Several lawmakers, on Wednesday, joined with animal-rights groups and two rescue dogs at a Capitol news conference calling for changes in the state’s decades-old greyhound racing industry—a sport that has seen waning popularity in recent year.
Weatherford: No New Stadium 'Checks' This Year House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he's not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.
Florida Board Of Education Weighs Changes To Common Core The State’s Board of Education met Tuesday in Miami to discuss, among other things, proposed changes to the Common Core academic standards. It also recognized Alberto Carvalho as the state superintendent of the year.