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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.