I'm your huckleberry
Thursday July 31st 2014

On Sale:

Subscription Options:

Subscribe via RSS

Archives

‘State & National News’ Archives

Florida GI BIll, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Florida Laws July 1

Florida GI BIll, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Florida Laws July 1

By Jim Turner THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On Tuesday, the state's record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The laws range from the "Florida GI Bill" which is intended to make [...]

DCF has its own secret list, involves child deaths

DCF has its own secret list, involves child deaths

By Marge Menzel, The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, June 24, 2014..........As the Florida Department of Children and Families rolls out a new website to track child deaths and make them public, the sponsor of a new law aimed at reducing those deaths is calling for an [...]

Scott Signs Law To Place Pow-Mia Chair In Capitol

Scott Signs Law To Place Pow-Mia Chair In Capitol

An empty chair, set up to honor people who have been prisoners of war or remain missing in action, will be the latest feature of the Capitol complex, under a bill (HB 731) signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott. "The POW-MIA Chair of Honor Memorial will be a reminder to all Floridians of those [...]

Charlotte’s Web bill signed into law

Charlotte’s Web bill signed into law

Ryan Wiggins just texted me that Governor Rick Scott has signed into law the "Charlotte's Web" bill that legalizes a special strain of cannabis that may help children deal with severe seizures. Wiggins is the owner and chief strategist at Full Contact Strategies that lobbied for the legislation. [...]

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has found that the Deepwater Horizon explosion was due to a Blowout Preventer that failed due to an unrecognized pipe buckling phenomenon. In its two-volume draft investigation report that was release yesterday, CSB said, "The blowout preventer (BOP) that was [...]

Both Sides Confident As Redistricting Trial Ends

Both Sides Confident As Redistricting Trial Ends

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service Of Florida A historic challenge to the congressional districts drawn by state lawmakers two years ago is now in the hands of a Leon County circuit judge after a trial in the case wrapped up Wednesday. Pressed by a deadline to end the case by [...]

Former Blue Angels commanding officer reprimanded

Former Blue Angels commanding officer reprimanded

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs has issued an press release on the outcome of the Navy's investigation of a former commanding officer of the Blue Angels. At an Admiral's Mast proceeding on June 2, Capt. Gregory McWherter was found guilty of violating Uniform Code Military Justice articles 92 [...]

Gaetz touts FY 2014-15 state budget

Gaetz touts FY 2014-15 state budget

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s FY 2014-2015 budget which makes substantial investments in Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington Counties in Northwest Florida. Niceville Republican Don Gaetz, who was serving as president of the Senate [...]

Summer BreakSpot offers free food to children in Pensacola and across Florida

Summer BreakSpot offers free food to children in Pensacola and across Florida

Last summer, we wrote about the thousands of children in Escambia County who left without daily meals once their schools shut down for the summer ("Hunger Games"). With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Florida Secretary of Adam Putnam has developed a summer program to help fill in [...]

Redistricting trial takes mysterious turn

Redistricting trial takes mysterious turn

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida Just before a judge cleared the courtroom so a GOP operative could testify in secret, lawyers for groups challenging the Legislature's 2012 congressional map revealed Thursday that a man associated with the plan denied he had anything to do with [...]

BP law firm agrees to keep income from case away from son of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

BP law firm agrees to keep income from case away from son of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

An attorney friend passed on this 2013 article on possible conflicts when U.S. Supreme Court Justices hear cases involving law firms that have their family members on the payroll. The Court did establish a policy in 1993 to handle this matter. Under that policy, justices would not ordinarily [...]

Scalia may have conflict on hearing BP appeal

Scalia may have conflict on hearing BP appeal

Last Thursday, attorney Mike Papantonio said on Ed Schultz's television program that Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito must recuse themselves from hearing BP's appeal on whether it should pay further damages to businesses based on the criteria the company agreed upon in 2011. [...]

 Page 3 of 71 « 1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »