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The Department of Corrections chief is seeking $15 million for repairs to facilities, including Lancaster Correctional Institution. Florida Department of Corrections

Chronic prison woes remain unresolved at start of Legislature session

TALLAHASSEE — The two DVDs were only minutes long but they depicted deplorable conditions in the state's prison system: uninhabitable dorms, inmate-on-staff assaults and roofs that were so porous that prison staff rigged sheets of cardboard to serve as makeshift gutters. It was a vivid example of chronic underfundi …


    Former Gov. Jeb Bush paid a visit to Ken Plante at his home last month when Bush was in Tallahassee for a fundraiser.

    Ken Plante, 75, dies after three-year battle with ALS

    Former state Sen. Ken Plante died Sunday night after a three-year battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

 Plante, 75, was hospitalized last week as his condition worsened....


    Maniscalco supporter: What Toledo campaign consultant said doesn't match what I saw

    Asked Wednesday night whether he knew Auston Molina, whose name had surfaced in connection with a new political action committee Moving Tampa Forward, Jackie Toledo campaign consultant Anthony Pedicini said, “No, I don’t think I do.”...


    Florida education news: Fund raising, overcrowding, opting out and more

    FIXING A HOLE: Hernando County community and parent groups raise money to pay for projects the school district can't afford....