Grand Jury: No Charges In Florida Jail ExplosionIn April, an explosion at a Florida jail killed two inmates and injured 200 more. However, a grand jury looking into the deadly case said there isn’t enough evidence to bring criminal charges.
State Attorney To Reveal New Evidence In Jail ExplosionNew evidence regarding an explosion at a Pensacola jail will be presented to a grand jury, and it might blow the case wide open.
FCAT Scores Show Modest Year-To-Year GainsIt'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.
Lawmakers Reach Out To Undocumented ImmigrantsImmediately 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.
Fl. Supreme Court Argues Red-Light CamerasIn 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.
Feds Allow Florida To Use Database To Purge Illegal VotersIn 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 Scott Backing Down On E-Verify Campaign PromiseGovernor 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.
Gov. Scott Signs $70B BudgetWith stroke of a pen, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s 2012-2013 budget into law at a St. Johns County elementary school.
Judge Strikes Down 3% Pension Requirement For State WorkersA 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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Judge Backs State In Gov't Worker Pension FightStarting 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,
Prison Closures To Save Fla. Taxpayers $30MSix 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.
50 Million Americans Have No Health InsuranceA new study from the Kaiser Foundation is giving a grim view of the state of health insurance in the country as 50 million Americans now lack health care.
Celebrations Over for 50th Anniversary Of Underwater PreserveThe 50-year anniversary of America’s first underwater preserve wound up festivities Saturday with formal ceremonies and an environmental expo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.