State News

Tallahassee, FL – The first bill has been filed in advance of Florida's 2009 legislative session. As Tom Flanigan reports, it's a bill that lawmakers have seen before.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Workers Compensation Law was amended five years ago to mandate that all injured workers' attorneys be paid on a schedule that capped their earnings, regardless of how many hours were spent litigating a case. Attorney fees for the defense were not affected. Gina Jordan tells us the Florida Supreme Court recently reinterpreted the law.

Tallahassee, FL – Sean Shaw may not have been successful in his primary bid to represent District Eight in the Florida House. But, Tom Flanigan reports, the son of the state's first African-American Supreme Court Chief Justice has landed another job.

Tallahassee, FL – A list put out by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine praises Florida's public colleges. Nada Herbly has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The race for House District 9, held for four terms by State Representative Loranne Ausley, is coming down to the wire. It pits Democrat Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, a lawyer and community college professor, against Republican Peter Boulware, a former Florida State and pro-football player who is now a car dealer. Margie Menzel reports.

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Tallahassee, FL – During the tenth Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony at the Capitol on Monday, Governor Charlie Crist signed a bill bolstering the state's ability to locate endangered missing adults. Florida Public Radio's Margie Menzel reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Tropical Storm Fay has refocused Florida homeowners' attention on the importance of windstorm coverage. Meanwhile, the state's third-largest private insurer is shedding thousands of policyholders. More from Tom Flanigan .

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money.

Tallahassee, FL – Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottcamp delivered a State of Youth Drug Use talk Thursday. Since 2000 all major areas of abuse are on the decline but Kottcamp says, Florida's kids aren't safe just yet. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A Senate panel heard moving testimony from a sexual assault victim as they took up the Prevention First Act. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Legislators were seeing red as members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrated their Delta Days at the Capitol. And students from around the state also came to support the federally funded TRIO programs which help students attend college. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Combine yellow rice, shrimp, chicken, spices and more, and that's what was cooking at the capitol for lunch. Even the governor came down to stir the pot. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate Finance and Tax heard more than half a dozen bills today, and several sparked opposition. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – A House bill that would enable more Florida students to attend college sailed through a council today and we're closer to getting our annual break on sales tax. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – AARP hopes millions of people will make a pledge about the upcoming election. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink addressed the concerns of the Financial Literacy Council of how to help Floridians be more financially savvy. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A Broward County Senator wants one department to keep track of all gaming in Florida. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Committee on Insurance is still digging into the process of setting rates and funding a storm catastrophe. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A group brought their message of peace to Tallahassee on this Good Friday. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Much of what we hear from the capitol lately is about budget cuts and challenging times. The Governor talked about it in his weekly radio address.

Tallahassee, FL – A bill in the Florida house passed its first committee on Thursday. It enforces stricter penalties for motorcycle traffic offenses it goes as far confiscating your vehicle entirely if caught breaking the law. Trimmel Gomes has more on that story.

Tallahassee, FL – Some rule tightening may be on the way for Condo and Homeowners Associations. Also, a mobile aquarium visits Tallahassee. Gina Jordan has that story.

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