New Laws Span Drones To Online Registration

Dozens of new laws take effect Wednesday, despite a session that came to a screeching halt over health care reform. Cable and cell phone subscribers will get a tax break, voters will be able to register online and drone operators could be facing lawsuits.
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President Obama wants to raise the threshold for salaried workers collecting overtime.
Vanessa Pike-Russell via Flickr

The president is calling for new rules governing who can receive overtime.  It could make wages a central issue in the presidential campaign, but Florida business groups are skeptical of the proposal.

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Forty forestry firefighters are in California right now battling wildfires. Additional Florida firefighters are also helping to fight wildfires in other states along the west coast, and more are on the way.

This Red Cockaded woodpecker is listed as endangered.
LHatter / WFSU News

They live in trees, hammer constantly, and are also represented by a wily, and beloved cartoon character. The woodpecker is a key feature of North Florida, and researchers are looking into how fire helps some woodpeckers continue to thrive.

EPA explains its new Clean Water Act Rule in infographics
EPA.gov

Florida is once again suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over water policy. The latest fight comes after the EPA announced new rules expanding its authority to govern water bodies. 

Dozens of new laws take effect Wednesday, despite a session that came to a screeching halt over health care reform. Cable and cell phone subscribers will get a tax break, voters will be able to register online and drone operators could be facing lawsuits.

A picture of Curtis Richardson
www.myfloridahouse.gov

The Orange Avenue United Tenants Associations held a meeting for the Leon County Commissioners. Part of the meeting discussed low-income housing issues and job employment for Tallahassee Southside’s youth.

Red Light Cameras Soon To Be Removed From Tallahassee

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Tallahassee's red light cameras will be removed in August.
Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr

For five years, Tallahassee used red light cameras to prevent wrecks and fatal deaths. The city is now getting rid of the unpopular devices.

The Confederate Flag Remains A Issue In Walton County

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The Uhifelders petition to take down the Confederate Flag.
Michelle Uhlfelder

Some Americans describe the Confederate flag as a symbol for injustice in the country. Others say it represents Southern heritage. One North Florida County is debating whether to remove the symbol from its courthouse lawn.

WFSU's Pat Keating Retires

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WFSU

On June 30 (2015), the WFSU family bid farewell to the man who has provided guidance and inspiration for the past two decades.  Pat Keating is retiring.

Satellite is charged at a higher state rate but that may be coming to an end.
Raymond Shobe

Florida’s communication services tax is being cut July 1—something Gov. Rick Scott has been calling for since the beginning of this year’s legislative session.  But a recent court case on the issue could make the tax a bit more expensive for the state.

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