Florida’s public colleges and universities could lose about $164 million under budget cut proposals rolled out Monday in the House.

Leon County Schools

As the Florida legislature weighs whether to make recess mandatory for elementary schoolers, the Leon County School board is trying to get ahead.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson won’t support Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch. 

A Senate education panel has temporarily postponed a school testing overhaul bill—putting one of the two major testing proposals in jeopardy.

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Florida currently requires auto drivers to carry personal injury protection of at least $10,000 in medical benefits. But critics say that isn’t enough to cover health care costs when there’s an accident. Lawmakers are considering changing up the insurance coverage drivers must have.

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A House panel faced stiff opposition as it passed a measure assigning heightened punishments to undocumented immigrants.

Subcommittee Approves Bill For Coding Classes

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The Florida House is considering allowing students to take a computer coding course to fulfill credit requirement in lieu of a foreign language. The Bill was amended before voted on.

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The official start to the Hurricane Season may be months away, but Panhandle health officials want area residents to start preparing early.

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Every spring break, hundreds of students from FSU, FAMU and TCC take part in a charitable exercise called "The Big Event". This year's Big Event happened at Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

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Could this part of the country become a top national source for bio-fuel? This Wednesday (3/29) there will be a major meeting in Gadsden County to discuss that possibility.

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2017 Legislative Issues

Florida's legislative session has begun and several issues are expected to arise during this year's lawmaking session.

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Primate brains may have grown larger and more complex thanks to a fruit-filled diet, a new study suggests.

By an overwhelming 31-1 vote, NFL owners have approved the Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas — though the team will still remain in the Bay Area for at least the 2017 season and possibly longer.

The number was nothing less than a shock to the system. In text set beside a series of photographs, each one depicting a girl of color staring back at the camera, the image that went viral on social media last week claims to lay bare an appalling truth: "14 Girls Have Gone Missing in DC in the Last 24 Hours."

Trouble is, police say the claim is not true.

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