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Stories with person: Will Weatherford
  • Push for in-state tuition break in trouble 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:53 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Despite support from leading Republicans including Gov. Rick Scott, a push to offer a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally appears doomed again this year.

  • Fla. legislators push for millions in spending 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:22 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators with extra money to spend are trying to steer taxpayer funds to everything from gun ranges and a military museum to a course designed to teach "sexual risk avoidance."

  • Task force members urge malpractice cap amendment 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:10 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on solid footing.

  • Fla. GOP rakes in money from major companies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:43 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators this year are debating everything from gambling to what kinds of beer containers can be sold and how much money to give professional sports teams - so it is perhaps not surprising that the largest campaign donors have included casino developers, team owners and beer distributors.

  • Senate passes ballot measure on court appointments 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:46 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - This year's gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Florida Supreme Court appointments is approved.

  • Florida State football team honored at Capitol 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:37 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida State national champion football team has been honored by legislators during Florida State Day at the Capitol.

  • Scott signs bill giving tuition break to vets 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:28 am
  • PANAMA CITY, Florida - Veterans living in the state of Florida will get some additional benefits under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

  • Docs, nurses push lawmakers for Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:40 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Roughly 100 nurses, doctors and consumers are flying to Tallahassee to lobby legislators about affordable health care.

  • Beckham makes pitch for Miami MLS franchise 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:25 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the Major League Soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

  • In-state tuition bill survives close Senate vote 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 11:09 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - An effort to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally is deeply dividing the Republican-controlled Legislature.