Shark attacks in Florida are on par with last year, despite an alarming increase off North Carolina, experts say. University of Florida researcher George Burgess says unusual conditions off the Carolina coast are to blame.
Oral arguments are set September 1st in the Florida Supreme Court battle over a solar power ballot initiative. The state’s largest utilities say Floridians for Solar Choice is trying to hoodwink voters.
Backers say the initiative gives small solar generators the right to sell power. And it prevents utilities from denying solar customers regular service.
Utilities attorney Barry Richard says that could mean free electricity for solar customers.
A group of Republicans in the Florida Legislature are calling on their party to develop new ideas for immigration reform. The topic promises to be a point of contention in the coming presidential election.
Results for the 10th grade English-Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment, are in. And students performed largely the same as they did under the old FCAT exam. As the FSA undergoes an evaluation to see if it’s a valid measure of student ability, the state is using it to determine students graduate from high school.