The most important player in the Republican primary to succeed the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young probably isn't even on the ballot.
TAMPA — A local bill aimed at abolishing Hillsborough County's controversial Public Transportation Commission died Monday at a meeting of the county's legislative delegation.
To Fred and Emilie Moutran, there's no dispute that the cracks in the walls of their Spring Hill home were caused by the shifting ground of a sinkhole deep below the surface. The floor under the chimney has dropped 3 inches. A gash runs across their mantel. A crack extends the length of a hallway, and …
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut taxes by $500 million next year, trim state agency budgets by $100 million and appeal to voters in an election year with another hike in school spending.
Walmart worker Melissa McComish never dreamed she could afford to own a home.
TALLAHASSEE — It's the latest trend in education and it's coming soon to a school near you.
But what exactly is a MOOC?
TALLAHASSEE — Days after an Orange County charter school threatened to dismiss students for failing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, a state lawmaker has filed a legislative proposal that would ban the practice.
TALLAHASSEE — There were outraged parents, tea party stalwarts and a man in a Revolutionary War uniform.
TALLAHASSEE — A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state's public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.
TALLAHASSEE — Despite Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to assuage concerns, opposition to the new education standards known as the Common Core isn't dying down.
TALLAHASSEE — A panel of Florida lawmakers on Thursday soundly rejected a proposal to repeal the ''stand your ground'' self-defense law, but enthusiastically approved a pitch to expand ''stand your ground'' immunity to people who fire a warning shot.
TALLAHASSEE — Five hours have been set aside for today's "stand your ground" hearing in the Florida House, where changes to the law, including its repeal, will be considered.
Gov. Rick Scott doesn't want to change Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law, and public opinion polls and even Democrats indicate the Republican might be on safe political ground.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has become a broad national target for its "stand your ground" law since the July 13 acquittal of George Zimmerman.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill to close a loophole in firearm sales to some mentally ill people, a controversial measure that has divided gun rights activists.
Florida is set to collect more tax money next year than ever before, state officials say. And not only is Florida Gov. Rick Scott proud of the accomplishment, but he is taking credit.
TALLAHASSEE — Health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida gave more money to Florida campaigns than any other single entity in the 2012 election cycle — $4.8 million — and the company is already the largest contributor in the current cycle, a Times/Herald analysis has found.
How many times did Gov. Rick Scott cut taxes? You better believe the unpopular Republican running for a second term is counting the ways.
TALLAHASSEE — A bill passed in the waning moments of the 2013 legislative session with little discussion and signed two weeks later by Gov. Rick Scott will cost state and local governments nearly $900 million in additional expenses next year, hitting county governments especially hard as they struggle to emerge …
When Gov. Rick Scott announced he approved a $74.1 billion budget last week, he portrayed it as having plenty of goodies for everyone, from school teacher raises to hot meals for the elderly.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the three-member Florida Cabinet have signed off on a controversial new disclosure form that critics say is intended to posture Floridians against the health care law.
TALLAHASSEE —The next front in the national battle over health care reform: your mailbox.
TALLAHASSEE — The Obama administration's decision to delay the Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate on employers has lessened some of the leverage advocates of expanding Medicaid in Florida had on lawmakers, but it won't end the debate.
TALLAHASSEE — Two business-backed health insurance coalitions sent a warning signal Wednesday to Florida's employers about the effects of rejecting Medicaid expansion for the uninsured.
Sen. Bill Nelson did not have high hopes when he pressured Gov. Rick Scott to veto an insurance regulation bill that Nelson said could harm consumers.
For the past three decades, Florida TaxWatch has been a self-appointed fiscal watchdog, blowing the whistle on what it considers wasteful pork-barrel spending by the Legislature.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will send the Legislature a $74 billion budget today that he says would boost spending in schools by $1.25 billion, but some of that money will never reach students.
TALLAHASSEE — What do violent video games, gory movies and high-powered assault weapons have in common? They have all been blamed for tragic mass shootings, including last month's at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. — and are all subsidized by Florida taxpayers. With Florida's tax code more …
TALLAHASSEE — Call it another unfortunate plot twist in an already upsetting script.
TALLAHASSEE — After months of defending the status quo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott drew praise and criticism Thursday as he endorsed early voting changes pushed by county election supervisors.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's sputtering economy did not stop interest groups and donors from spending $306 million this election cycle on state political campaigns, according to final election year tallies released Friday.