Tallahassee

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Public Records Exemption Passed For Tax Collectors

The Florida Senate voted 38-0 on Tuesday to approve a public-records exemption that would prevent the release of taxpayers’ email addresses obtained by county tax collectors for the purpose of sending tax notices.

03/24/2015

BOSTON - AUGUST 16:  Textbooks sit on the shelf at Quantumbooks August 16, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Government Accountability Office finds that the average student spends almost $900 on textbooks and supplies, or 26 percent of tuition and fees per year at typical public four-year colleges. The report finds textbook prices have increased 186 percent since 1986.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida House Pushing To Cut Taxes On Cellphones & Textbooks

The Florida House is pushing for tax breaks on cellphones, cable television and college textbooks.

03/24/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Tries To Build Support For Tax Cuts

As the House and Senate move forward with their budget plans this week, Gov. Rick Scott is trying to ramp up support for his proposed tax cuts.

03/23/2015

(Source: AP)

NRA Accuses Campus Police Chiefs Of Misusing Tax Dollars

Florida NRA leader Marion Hammer is accusing campus police chiefs from Florida’s public universities of using tax dollars to lobby because they spoke in Tallahassee against a bill allowing guns on campuses.

03/22/2015

Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles hugs Jameis Winston #5 after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 31-27 in their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jimbo Fisher Faces Major Reloading Effort With The Seminoles

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is excited about the challenge of finding replacements for quarterback Jameis Winston and at least another half dozen Seminoles headed into the NFL draft after leading the program to 29 straight wins and a national championship in 2013.

03/18/2015

Helenna Santos, Nicholas Brendon and Barry Levy attend the "Ms. In The Biz" book launch party co-hosted by FilmBreak and presented by Dog & Pony on February 9, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Source: Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ms. In The Biz)

‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Actor Arrested Again In Florida

Actor Nicholas Brendon faces new charges after a second disturbance at a Florida hotel.

03/15/2015

(Source: CBS)

Committee Gives School Gun Law Passing Grade

A strong shot in the arm Wednesday for a law that would allow teachers and others to arm themselves in public schools in Florida.

03/11/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Scott, Cabinet Set New Agency Oversight Guidelines

A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.

03/10/2015

Florida Money

Two Major Business Group Back Seminole Compact

Two of the Capitol’s most influential business lobbies, in a new television ad, are urging an extension of a state gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

03/09/2015

(Source: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Launches Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase

Florida is launching a statewide Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase to help track and conserve this once bountiful resource.

03/08/2015

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