Keta Browning

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Keta Browning is a senior Broadcast Journalism student and reporter at Florida A&M University. Aside from her contributions to WFSU News, Keta also serves as an on-air personality for FAMU's college station WANM 90.5 FM. Born and raised in Ocala, FL, she aspires to pursue a passionate career in radio and/or entertainment journalism.

The Florida Channel

Local pensions are a ticking time bomb in the state. While funding remains undercut and overdue, lawmakers are working to pass a bill that will finally redress the issue.

myfloridahouse

A heated debate in the Florida House concerning terminally-ill patient care ended unfavorably to medical marijuana proponents Wednesday, but the issue continues to make waves in the legislature.

Senate President Andy Gardiner during a press conference pushing the Senate's "FHIX" proposal--a privatized version of Medicaid expansion.
Keta Browning / WFSU News

While the federal government has prolonged talks of expanding Florida’s Medicaid program, statewide business leaders head to the Capitol in support of the Senate’s proposed solution.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

The city wants to recognize unique neighborhoods in our community. Now the question is which neighborhood will reign supreme?

Here's the pile of scrap lumber before it goes through Marpan's wood chipper.
Nick Evans / WFSU News

Florida’s healthcare concerns are on the rise as discussions about Medicaid expansion slow to a crawl in the legislature. Now, members of the public are working to make their voices heard. Local business owner Kim Williams is one of the voices representing Florida’s small business owners.

MGN Online

Update 4/2/2015: The federal government has delayed talks on an extension of a $2 billion healthcare program. Low-Income Pool funding, along with a plan to expand Medicaid--are key features in the Senate's 2015-2016 spending proposal and lawmakers say the move may delay negotiations between the House and Senate. Read more here.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

It was STEM Day at the Capitol Tuesday and students from across the state gathered with lawmakers to display their scientific achievements.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

Florida’s transit system is a major topic of discussion this session with public safety being the primary concern. Affiliates with the state’s Taxi and Limousine companies joined lawmakers at the Capitol Wednesday to back a plan regarding ride share services, like Uber.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

New public safety legislation is hitting the table this session with distracted drivers at the top of the list. When it comes to texting while driving, State Sen. Maria Sachs (D-Broward) says slow your roll or ante up.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

Former State Senator John Thrasher has completed the transition from powerful lawmaker, to university president. Thrasher was formally installed in his new job Tuesday afternoon during FSU day at the Capitol.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

Florida’s League of Women Voters swarmed the Capitol on Wednesday to back the senate’s new healthcare expansion plan. Tuesday, the senate’s Health Policy Committee unanimously passed a bill that extends health insurance to more than 800,000 low income Floridians.

Keta Browning / WFSU News

Pro-choice advocates rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday in response to three abortion bills currently making their way through the Legislature.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU News

The 2015 Legislative session started today with opening statements from the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Keta Browning / WFSU

Environmentalists and supporters of Florida’s newly-approved conservation amendment assembled at the capitol Wednesday, on a mission to improve the state’s clean water policies.

Keta Browning / WFSU

Floridians for Solar Choice is trying to turn the lights out on corporate monopolies, specifically utility companies.

MGN Online

The Leon Educational Support Professional Association also known as LESPA, has drafted a new contract deal with the Leon County School Board.

Lynn Hatter / WFSU News

Medical marijuana supporters gathered at the Capitol Tuesday in a show of support for legalization. They’re championing a bill by Rep. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) that he says would allow doctors to be the decision makers on who qualifies for medical marijuana and who doesn’t.

D.A. Robin / WFSU News

A South Florida attorney has filed a complaint against the state, seeking a criminal investigation into the firing of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey. Bailey’s termination was also a topic of conversation during a media day at the Capitol Wednesday.

Rob Diaz de Villegas / WFSU TV

Marine lives are at risk and The Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory needs help, fast.

National Geographic

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to determine the popularity of reef fishing. The move is in response to a request from fishermen for a better idea of what’s happening in the water.

Keta Browning / WFSU

Public officials and residents gathered on Wednesday at the Leon County Courthouse to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual event, hosted by Commissioner Bill Proctor and The MLK Foundation of Florida, honored several people, including the late Sheriff Larry Campbell.

LHatter / Courtesy of The Everglades Foundation

The Florida cabinet approved a pair of land purchases Tuesday that it says will aid in efforts to manage water retention in Southwest Florida.

Leon County Sherriff's Office

The suspect, 25-year-old Deondrae Hudson, was apprehended Monday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Nickolas Doss.