State News

HOUSE MOVES FORWARD IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FEUD

February 08, 2017 - 18:58

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 8, 2017.......... A House proposal that would kill Gov. Rick Scott's prized economic-development and tourism agencies began moving forward Wednesday over Scott's growing public objections.

The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee voted 10-5 to back a 172-page proposal (PCB CCS 17-01) that would eliminate the public-private Enterprise Florida and tourism marketer Visit Florida, along with a lengthy list of tax-credit and grant programs designed to attract companies to relocate and build in the state.

Bondi says she'll bring heroin seized in Hernando County to President Trump

February 05, 2017 - 17:19
Donald Trump's image and name imprinted on heroin seized in Hernando County

State Attorney General Pam Bondi joined Sheriff Al Nienhuis on Friday Feb. 3, 2017 in a press conference discussing the details of what Sheriff Nienhuis referred to as the largest heroin bust Hernando County has ever seen. Senator Wilton Simpson was also in attendance.

JUSTICES RULE MEDICAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE DISCLOSED

January 31, 2017 - 16:42

By JIM SAUNDERS
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

.THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 31, 2017.......... In a ruling that could have implications for medical-malpractice cases across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday said a Jacksonville hospital system was required to provide records to a patient's family because of a 2004 constitutional amendment.

LAWMAKERS LOOK AT TEARING DOWN 'LIQUOR WALL'

January 26, 2017 - 16:18

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 26, 2017.......... A measure that would allow Floridians to mix vodka and veggies in their shopping carts --- something prohibited for more than eight decades --- sailed through a Senate committee on Thursday.

The Regulated Industries Committee, in a 9-1 vote, backed the latest proposal (SB 106) to repeal a Depression-era law requiring liquor stores and bars to be separated from groceries and other retail goods, commonly referred to as the "liquor wall."

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