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Gov. Scott Calls for More Education Funding

Posted: 01/10/2012 - Florida Governor Rick Scott kicked off the state's legislative session with his state-of-the state address Tuesday morning. In order for lawmakers to pass his agenda, they'd have to come up with billions of dollars.

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Gov. Bentley Proposes Combining Alabama's 2 Budgets

Posted: 01/10/2012 - Governor Robert Bentley said he will ask the Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment combining Alabama's two state budgets into one and allowing some money now allocated for education to be spent on state agencies.

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Summary of Republican Debate in New Hampshire Saturday Jan 7

Posted: 01/08/2012 - Huntsman, Romney battle over China...Candidates spar over Afghanistan...Santorum: Romney's tax plan not bold enough...GOP contenders blast gay marriage..Romney says discussion about contraception `silly'...Santorum, Paul trade barbs in televised debate...

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Dual Debates a Chance to Throw Romney Off Stride

Posted: 01/07/2012 - Mitt Romney is far ahead in New Hampshire, but the former Massachusetts governor and the other Republican presidential candidates are facing two debates that could help define the contest.

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Gov't Defends Core of Health Care Overhaul

Posted: 01/07/2012 - The Obama administration is calling on the Supreme Court to uphold the heart of the health care overhaul, therequirement that individuals buy insurance or pay a penalty.

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Controversy Continues Over Resort-Style Casinos in Florida

Updated: 01/05/2012 - Construction and hospitality industry leaders converged on Tallahassee Thursday to show their support of a controversial proposal to bring resort-style casinos to the sunshine state. They believe the casinos could provide a critical boost to both sectors.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Spending Millions on Advertising

Updated: 01/04/2012 - With the Iowa caucuses in the books, the campaign for the republican presidential nomination is about to move to Florida. Voters head to the polls in four weeks for what political veterans are saying could be a make-or-break primary election. The candidates are spending millions of dollars in advertisements there.

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Bachmann Adviser Says She is Ending GOP Campaign

Posted: 01/04/2012 - An adviser to Michele Bachmann says the Minnesota congresswoman is ending her bid to win the Republican presidential nomination after coming in last in the Iowa caucuses.

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Gingrich: Justice Dept Wants To "Steal Elections"

Posted: 01/01/2012 - During a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the former House speaker questioned why Attorney General Eric Holder is "so determined not to identify if people are not eligible to vote."

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Romney Says He Would Veto DREAM Act

Mitt Romney

Posted: 01/01/2012 - During a campaign stop in western Iowa, Romney answered "yes" when he was asked if he would refuse to sign what's known as the DREAM Act.

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Voters' Rights Advocates Challenge Fla. Voting Reform Law

Updated: 12/30/2011 - Last spring, Florida's voting laws were overhauled in an effort to crack down on voter fraud. Critics say the new regulations do nothing more than suppress turnout by college students and minorities. Those critics have filed a lawsuit to overturn the reforms.

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Fla. Lawmakers Focus on Schools to Lower Unemployment

Updated: 12/29/2011 - More than 900 people are unemployed in Florida. Some lawmakers say the high number can't be blamed solely on the tough economy. They say the bigger problem is a shortage of highly-skilled workers. Legislation has been filed to give public school students new options when picking their classes.

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New Movement Aims to Restrict Fla. Gun Carry Laws

Posted: 12/28/2011 - A new law in Florida has done away with hundreds of ordinances restricting the places guns were allowed. Now a movement is underway to bring those restrictions back.

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