Scott Seeks Red Tide Research, Draws Criticism

Scott Seeks Red Tide Research, Draws Criticism

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants state wildlife commissioners to seek funding for a red-tide research center and to restart a long-dormant task force, as waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast continue to face an expanding red-tide outbreak that began last year. Environmentalists said Scott’s latest proposals won’t […]

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

A review of FDLE crime date shows that during 2017 there was 9.0 murders in the city of Tallahassee for every 100,000 residents. Tallahassee finished the year with 17 murders. The graph below shows that this murder rate ranked third when compared to the 10 largest cities in Florida. Jacksonville (12.2) and Tampa (10.5) were […]

Gillum’s LG Pick, Chris King, Made Millions with Government Subsidized Housing

Gillum’s LG Pick, Chris King, Made Millions with Government Subsidized Housing

It appears Chris King, Andrew Gillum’s lieutenant government pick, has made millions by buying and selling government subsidized multi-family properties through his company Elevation Financial Group. King’s recently filed a personal financial disclosure that shows a net worth of $17 million. During his campaign for governor, King has called for more affordable housing options for […]

Florida Education Board Backs $673 Million Boost for Schools

Florida Education Board Backs $673 Million Boost for Schools

By Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Board of Education on Friday advanced a $21.8 billion request for public school funding in the next budget year, including a $200 boost in per-student funds and increased funding for school-safety initiatives. Highlights of the 2019-20 budget proposal include: — An overall $673 […]

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