RIck Scott http://wlrn.org en After 477 Children's Deaths In Florida, What Have We Learned? http://wlrn.org/post/after-477-childrens-deaths-florida-what-have-we-learned <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:59:40 +0000 Elaine Chen 29919 at http://wlrn.org After 477 Children's Deaths In Florida, What Have We Learned? Family Of Teen Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez Will Sue Miami Beach Police http://wlrn.org/post/family-teen-israel-reefa-hernandez-will-sue-miami-beach-police <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(20, 20, 20); font-family: Arial; font-size: 24px; line-height: 27.600000381469727px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Governor Rick Scott kicks off the legislative session with a State of the State address touting tax cuts and job creation. The state legislature starts by advancing a bill legalizing a form of medical marijuana and passing tougher sex predator laws. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:18:17 +0000 Elaine Chen 28866 at http://wlrn.org Family Of Teen Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez Will Sue Miami Beach Police Handcuffs And A Handshake: A Roundup Of This Week In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/handcuffs-and-handshake-roundup-week-south-florida <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:15:59 +0000 Elaine Chen 25056 at http://wlrn.org Handcuffs And A Handshake: A Roundup Of This Week In South Florida List Of Florida Legislation That Passed, Failed In 2013 http://wlrn.org/post/list-florida-legislation-passed-failed-2013 <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Lawmakers have gone home. The following is a partial list of bills that were passed or failed to pass during the 2013 Florida Legislative session. (Please note: This is NOT a comprehensive list.)</span></p><blockquote><p><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/legislative_tracker/index.html" target="_blank">Editor's&nbsp;Note: Be sure to check out an interactive bill tracker of this year's session from the Miami Herald.</a></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:41:47 +0000 News Service of Florida 13594 at http://wlrn.org List Of Florida Legislation That Passed, Failed In 2013 Scott's $74.2 Billion Budget Sets The Record http://wlrn.org/post/scotts-742-billion-budget-sets-record <p></p><p>TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a record-breaking $74.2 billion budget Thursday, pouring hundreds of millions of additional dollars into public schools, colleges and universities in a proposal that Democrats knocked as a public-relations gimmick.</p><p>Scott's plan would boost spending by almost $4 billion in the coming budget year, which begins July 1, with much of the increase heading to education. He said the bump reflected more incoming tax revenue brought on by an economic recovery after the fallout from the Great Recession clouded the budgets of his first two years.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Brandon Larrabee & Brandon Larrabee 8700 at http://wlrn.org Scott's $74.2 Billion Budget Sets The Record Completing His 180, Gov. Scott Calls For Restoring Original 14 Days Of Early Voting http://wlrn.org/post/completing-his-180-gov-scott-calls-restoring-original-14-days-early-voting <p></p><p>The state's election bureaucracy and local elections officials have already agreed that more early voting days would shorten the lines that kept voters waiting for hours on Nov. 6.</p><p>Now, Gov. Rick Scott -- who promoted and then signed the 2011 bill that reduced the early voting period -- has joined the chorus. He said Thursday county elections supervisors should have the option to conduct early voting on as many as 14 days, the number there was before the Legislature reduced it to eight.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 7926 at http://wlrn.org Completing His 180, Gov. Scott Calls For Restoring Original 14 Days Of Early Voting