It’s the first full day of summer vacation, but students are still learning how they fared on the most talked-about test of the year, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT.
Immediately after the Senate passed HB 755 late Friday afternoon, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher left the chamber, dashed up the stairs and handed a sheet of paper to a small cluster of people outside the public gallery.
In a legal battle that could have implications for other communities, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about whether Orlando and Aventura violated state law in approving red-light camera programs.
In a move that will surely benefit Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database as a resource in helping to purge voter rolls of voters suspected of being non-U.S. citizens.
Governor Rick Scott said Wednesday that he is softening his stance on the controversial E-Verify immigration program he championed while running for the Governor’s office in 2010.
With stroke of a pen, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s 2012-2013 budget into law at a St. Johns County elementary school.
A state judge has struck down a new law that required public employees to contribute 3-percent of their income to their retirement pensions.
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Starting Friday, Florida state government workers will have to contribute 3% of their paycheck to their pension fund, despite a court battle on the change which is just getting started. Late Thursday night, a judge blocked efforts to force the state to put aside money to pay that 3% while the battle moves through the court system,
Six of the state’s prisons may close as early as this June, but their closure won’t mean a get-out-of-jail free card for prisoners, officials said.