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.

Rep. Paul Renner (R-Palm Coast) flanked by Rep. Jose Oliva and Speaker Richard Corcoran.
Nick Evans

House Speaker Richard Corcoran got his bills, and he got enough Democrats to build a veto-proof majority.  The lower chamber has approved legislation to scale back Visit Florida and eliminate Enterprise Florida.

Rep. Paul Renner (R-Palm Coast)
Mark Foley via FL House website

It appears a one million dollar contract could cost Visit Florida much, much more.  The House is moving forward with a plan to cut the agency’s funding by two thirds and establish more stringent oversight.

Then Rep. Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee) debating on the House floor.
Mark Foley via FL House website / Florida House of Representatives

The Florida Supreme Court is considering three capital cases after oral arguments in the past week.  Meanwhile the House and Senate are moving ahead with death penalty fixes.

The crowd waiting for the hearing.
Nick Evans

One of the most controversial spending programs of this year’s session passed its second committee stop Wednesday.  The reservoir project championed by Senate President Joe Negron raises conflicting concerns with supporters and opponents.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Land O Lakes) flanked by top lieutenant Rep. Jose Oliva (R-Miami)
Nick Evans

The Florida legislative session has begun, which means it’s time to get serious about the state’s budget.  But the past few months of prologue have done little to bring the parties together.

Rep. Kionne McGhee (D-Miami)
Nick Evans

State lawmakers are pushing to track sentencing as a way to stamp out disparities in how penalties are doled out.  But at its first hearing, the measure was put on hold.

Mayor Andrew Gillum
Nick Evans

The race for 2018 has begun.  Ahead of a Saturday rally in downtown Tallahassee, hometown Mayor Andrew Gillum met with reporters to discuss his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.  

Rep. Lori Berman (D-Lantana)
Meredith Geddings via Florida House Website / Florida House of Representatives

State lawmakers will consider a raft of gun bills this session primarily aimed at expanding rights.  But one representative is focused on making it easier to get firearms out of abusive households.

Carlos Beruff Campaign Webpage

Florida Governor Rick Scott is naming Carlos Beruff to chair Florida’s Constitutional Revision Commission.

strngwrldfrwl via Wikimedia commons

Parents could soon be able to see how much the school district is spending on their child’s education.

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