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Lawsuit Challenges Scott's Rejection of Federal Money

Updated: 03/02/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott has filed a sharply worded response to a lawsuit challenging his refusal to accept $2.4 billion in federal money for the Tampa-Orlando high speed rail project.

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Democrats' Plan to Save HOPE

Updated: 03/02/2011 - Georgia Democrats have presented their own plan to save the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten programs, calling Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal unfair to Georgia families.

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House Approves 2 Week Extension for Budget

Posted: 03/01/2011 - Lawmakers are one step closer to preventing the government from shutting down at the end of the week. Tuesday, the House passed a bill buying Congress another two weeks to debate the budget for the next six months, as well as cut $4 billion in spending. It's a sign of progress before a bigger battle begins.

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Florida Lawmakers Hatch a Plan to Cut Costs at the Pump

Updated: 02/28/2011 - Over the last week, gas prices in Florida have surged an average of 25-cents a gallon, Making it unaffordable for many to simply get around town. Lawmakers have a controversial plan to cut the price at the pump.

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Automatic Restoration for Ex-Cons?

Posted: 02/24/2011 - There are more than 100,000 Floridians stuck in a bureaucratic backlog... all convicted felons who've served their sentences but who aren't allowed by law to vote or get the tools they need to go back to work, all because they need the state to sign off. And now that the system could get even slower.

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Georgia Lawmakers Push to Ban "Bath Salts"

Updated: 02/23/2011 - Georgia lawmakers moved one step closer toward banning a new brand of synthetic drug that is marketed as bath salts and sold legally under brand names like "Ivory Wave" and "Cloud Nine."

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Sunday Alcohol Sales in Georgia

Updated: 02/24/2011 - Supporters of legislation that would let local communities vote on whether to have Sunday alcohol sales say the issue is still alive and that lawmakers should let voters weigh in on the issue.

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Florida Pension Reform Debate

Posted: 02/22/2011 - A Florida Senate committee is getting to work on a bill that would reform the state's public pension system, and the issue could be a rallying cry for a union backlash.

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Saving the High-Speed Rail Project in Florida

Updated: 02/21/2011 - Federal officials have given high-speed rail supporters in Florida until Friday to come up with a way to save the project. They're working on a way to hand it over to local governments, but it appears they'll still have to satisfy Gov. Rick Scott at least on some level.

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4 Senators Ask Florida to End 'Flamingo Express'

Posted: 02/20/2011 - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Senators from Florida, New York, Rhode Island and West Virginia say Florida's governor should enact a program to better track the growing trade of abused prescription drugs to other states, a route called the "flamingo express."

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Scott Making Enemies in Tallahassee?

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Governor Rick Scott is already creating enemies in Tallahassee, and many of them are his fellow republicans. As the rift widens, Scott's ability to get things done may weaken.

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Florida Lawmakers Want to Require Sugar-Free Substitutes in Restaurants

Posted: 02/11/2011 - More than a million Floridians are living with diabetes. It's a disease that doesn't have a cure, but it can be controlled and in some cases even prevented by simply cutting back on sugar, but that makes going out to eat tricky. Now some lawmakers want to expand your options at the table.

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Lawmakers Call Scott's Budget Proposals Unrealistic

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Governor Rick Scott unveiled his budget proposal to great fanfare before a crowd of tea partiers earlier this week, but Thursday in Tallahassee, lawmakers continued to chip away at what they say are the budget's unrealistic goals. They're already asking Scott to make some major changes if he hopes to win their votes.

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