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Democrats' latest tax target: Private corporations

Posted: 04/24/2012 - First it was people earning $1 million a year. Now Democrats may have found their next election-year target for tax increases on better-off Americans: owners of many privately held corporations.

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Former Edwards aide to retake the witnesses stand

Posted: 04/24/2012 - Testimony at the criminal trial of former democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will resume with former aide Andrew Young expected to retake the stand for a second day in North Carolina.

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American Legislative Exchange Council Under Fire

Posted: 04/23/2012 - In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, 'Stand Your Ground' laws all across the country have come under fire. Now, opponents are taking aim at the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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Romney Backs Student Loan Proposal Obama Supports

Posted: 04/23/2012 - t would allow young illegal immigrants who've graduated from high school and have no criminal record to get a non-immigrant visa -- but it offers no special path to citizenship.

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Gov. Deal Signs Package of Tax Changes

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that gradually eliminates the annual car tax, cuts taxes for married couples and gives perks to businesses.

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Gov. Scott Announces 'Stand Your Ground' Task Force

Posted: 04/19/2012 - The Trayvon Martin shooting has sparked a national outcry over Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law. Last month, Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force to review that law. Thursday, he allowed that panel to start working, but critics say the governor waited to long to act.

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GOP Preparing Business Tax Cut for House Vote

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Republicans are ready to push a tax cut for nearly all the nation's employers through the House, ignoring a veto threat from President Barack Obama in order to make an election-year statement about their priorities.

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Gov. Scott Signs $70 Billion Budget

Posted: 04/17/2012 - Governor Rick Scott was back in Bay County Tuesday for a ceremonial budget signing at Margaret K. Lewis School. The governor highlighted a $1 billion increase in education spending contained in the $70 billion budget.

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Gov. Deal stands by endorsement of Newt Gingrich

Posted: 04/17/2012 - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's sticking by his endorsement of Newt Gingrich for the Republican nominee for president, despite the former U.S. House Speaker's waning support during the primaries.

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FEMA Threatens to Revoke Fla. Flood Insurance

Posted: 04/16/2012 - The Florida legislature passed a bill this session to make it easier for developers to build new homes and businesses, but if it's signed into law thousands of Floridians could be in danger of losing their federal flood insurance.

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Jury Selection Continues in John Edwards Case

Posted: 04/16/2012 - Most of those dismissed indicated they had made up their minds about Edwards' guilt or innocence of alleged campaign-finance violations based on media reports.

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Gov. Scott at Standstill Over Tuition Bill

Posted: 04/12/2012 - Gov. Rick Scott says he's still undecided on a tuition bill after meeting with its supporters, including presidents of the University of Florida and Florida State University.

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Santorum Suspends GOP Presidential Campaign

Posted: 04/10/2012 - Santorum, appearing with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.

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Gov. Scott Launching Re-election Campaign 2.5 Years Early?

Posted: 04/09/2012 - Florida's next governor's race is another two-and-a-half years away, but current Governor Rick Scott has already announced his re-election bid, and from the look of things his campaign is already underway.

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Scott signs Florida cape and trade law repeal

Posted: 04/07/2012 - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill repealing a cap and trade law designed to control power plant emissions in Florida. Scott signed the bill (HB 4001) on Friday.

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