Nick Evans

Reporter/Producer

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University.  He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU.  While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter.  Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years.  He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan.  When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.

The Florida Channel

Senate President Joe Negron is washing his hands of outgoing Senator Frank Artiles.  

Greyhounds racing
Rainer Hungershausen

The Florida House has approved a proposal banning the use of steroids in greyhound racing.  

Rep. James Grant (R-Tampa)
Florida House of Representatives

State lawmakers are attempting to bring wills into the twenty first century.

Mark Foley via FL House website

A measure placing gambling warnings on Florida lottery tickets is heading for the House floor.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Florida Channel

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is stressing caution as fires rage across the state.  

US Fish and Wildlife Service via wikimedia commons

The medical marijuana provisions implementing amendment two are trudging ahead in the House and Senate.  But the chambers’ proposals remain very different.

Governor Rick Scott.
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott is now calling for $100 million dollars in tourism money—almost 25 percent more than he outlined in his spending plan early this year.  

Jeanette Shepherd speaking at the Florida Capitol.
Nick Evans

State leaders are attempting to make amends for the Groveland Four—a group of black men wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in the 1940s.  It’s one of two major apologies lawmakers are planning this year. 

The Florida Channel

State lawmakers are trying to assert greater control over boards that step in when local governments or school boards become insolvent.  Clearwater Republican Jack Latvala is carrying the bill in the Senate.

Walleigh via wikimedia commons

The infusion of 1.5 billion dollars in the state budget to help cover health care for low income Floridians could go a long way toward bridging the divide between the House and Senate spending plans. 

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