House Approves "Unique Abilities" BillsThe Florida House quickly approved two bills aimed at providing more educational and job opportunities to people with developmental disabilities.
Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State CapitolTeachers are making their voices heard in Tallahassee in a protest against the state's education system, including the heavy reliance on high-stakes testing.
FEA Files Complaint Against Teacher Bonus ProgramThe state's largest teachers union filed a complaint Monday over a program that rewards teachers for high scores on college admissions tests, saying the "Best and Brightest" bonuses discriminate on the basis of age and race.
Dade Race To Replace Gets More CrowdedThe Miami-Dade race to replace term-limited Rep. Erik Fresen continues to attract candidates.
Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Special Legislative SessionJim and his guests look ahead to the special session, set for June first, during which time legislators must approve a budget.
Committee Gives School Gun Law Passing GradeA strong shot in the arm Wednesday for a law that would allow teachers and others to arm themselves in public schools in Florida.
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.
Children's Services Could See Big Gains In BudgetThanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida's children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.
Ethics Complaints Linger For Miami Republican Erik FresenMiami Republican Erik Fresen isn’t off the hook yet with the state’s Commission on Ethics.
Miami-Dade College Sales Tax Proposal Back AgainA proposal that would allow Miami-Dade County to ask voters to bolster funding for a local state college and university is back, for a fourth time, before a tax-resistant, Republican-dominated Legislature.
Florida Virtual School Cuts StaffPointing to a change in the state's education-financing formula, Florida Virtual School eliminated 177 full-time positions Monday, the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reported.
Sun Life Stadium Bill Dies In LegislatureThe future of Sun Life Stadium, and possibly future Super Bowls in South Florida, is up in the air Friday afternoon after the Florida House of Representatives failed to take up a bill dealing with the renovation of Sun Life Stadium.
Fla. House, Senate Agree To $480M For School PayGov. Rick Scott will get the $480 million he wanted for education pay raises. But barring a last-minute change of heart by legislative negotiators, he will not get an across-the-board, $2,500 increase for classroom teachers.
Miami-Dade Considers Supporting Fins Tax PlanIt's a well-known issue: tax-funded sports stadiums in Miami. Now it's back on the Miami-Dade County Commission’s agenda.
New House Gambling Bill Emerges For Friday HearingIn a key test for casino gambling in Florida, a House subcommittee Friday will take up a revised bill that would allow up to three destination resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.