State News

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.

Tallahassee, FL – Nurses are lobbying legislators this week as part of the Florida Nursing Associations Lobby Days. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – This is Florida Space Day. There's a push at the capitol to keep the sunshine state tops in space flight. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate Democratic Caucus met today to set its 2008 legislative priorities and discuss its strategy to block the proposed budget. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Over 200,000 people die of Cardiac Arrest each year. About 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented if an Automated External Defibrillator or AED was used immediately following. Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would allow the AED to be used in public areas and schools. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – There's no money for anyone's legislative agenda this year, but children and those who serve them may see some real policy gains. Margie Menzel prepared this report.

Tallahassee, FL – As the session begins, a court case that pits the governor against the legislature still hasn't been decided. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Attorney General Bill McCullum honored the best of Florida's Law Enforcement officers Tuesday. He also named Florida's Officer of the Year. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Thursday's meeting between House Speaker Marco Rubio and all university presidents ended with a glimmer of promise for the legislature and the universities to reach a deal on funding. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's House Speaker Marco Rubio hosted all 11 university presidents to talk about how to address higher education funding. All presidents agreed that finding a consistent way to fund universities, is a key priority. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida lawmakers are not satisfied with last year's property insurance reform. James Call reports, members of both the state house and senate say premiums remain too high.

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate's Criminal Justice Committee is cracking down on illegal immigration in Florida. A bill passed the committee Wednesday. It targets people who smuggle immigrants into the state. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The House's 21st Century Competitiveness Committee met Tuesday to discuss amending the language of the Class Size Amendment. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The State Attorney General's Office released the statewide grand jury report on gangs Tuesday. Among the top recommendations - taking a tougher stance on gang members. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – With the largest revenue shortfall in decades, policymakers in Florida are beginning to look at where cuts will need to be made. Lynn Hatter has the story.

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