New districts for the House, Senate and the Florida congressional delegation passed the House on party-line votes Friday, all but clearing the way for looming legal battles over whether the plans follow state anti-gerrymandering standards and federal civil rights laws.
Testifying before the House Education Committee on Thursday, Valencia College president Sandy Shugart said it would be a mistake to raise college tuition rates at a time when federal financial aid was being squeezed due to budget problems. Shugart, along with presidents of several Florida colleges broke with their counterparts at state universities, urging lawmakers to proceed cautiously with plans to increase tuition fees.
Drug abuse and mental-health programs are on the chopping block, as the Senate proposes a $390 million cut in general revenues to health and human-services programs, to help close a $2 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming 2012-13 fiscal year.
In a hard fought and decidedly negative campaign, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won a decisive victory to claim the Florida Republican primary. Romney won 46 percent of the vote while former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich garnered 32 percent to finish a distant second.
A federal appellate court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown, a Democrat, Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican, and the GOP-led Florida Legislature, challenging Amendment 6, approved by 63 percent of voters last November.
Florida's presidential primary comes to a head today as voters go to the polls and Republican leaders are saying that the contest could ultimately decide which one of the candidates wins the nomination -- just what legislators wanted when they set up a committee last year that upended the GOP's plans for a carefully orchestrated voting calendar.
North Carolina Tech Preparatory Christian Academy, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has compiled a record of 76 wins and only six losses over the last seven years playing and beating almost any and every school that agreed to compete against them.
A proposal to prevent poor people from using federal assistance to buy certain snack foods such as cupcakes, potato chips and pretzels, was approved by a House committee Monday.
As the State of Florida trudges through the sludge of an oft-stalled economy, the argument between private-sector versus public-sector jobs is again the topic of conversation. Should government provide more jobs or should we allow the free market to self-correct and create more jobs without intervention?