For months a commissioner on the Constitution Revision Commission has asked for clarification on whether up to two members can meet in secret, or if all their conversations must be open to the public. He hasn’t gotten an answer.
The 4-1 decision by the Florida Public Service Commission came Tuesday after months of hearings in which the state's largest utility urged regulators to let them charge customers in the future for costs of the postponed project.
Gov. Rick Scott has proposed earmarking $1 million in the 2018-19 state budget for security at Jewish schools. Critics question granting public funds to schools serving just one religion when other faith groups have also received threats.
Sen. Bill Nelson doesn't know how many Puerto Ricans have made their way to Florida since Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean island on Sept. 20. But if they plan to stick around, the Florida Democrat wants them to go to the polls in 2018, when hes up for reelection.
As the costs of Irma’s Category 4 fury are still being calculated, several North Florida counties hammered by Hurricane Matthew a year ago are still waiting to be repaid for the cost of debris removal, road repair and police overtime from that storm.
The proposal — sponsored by a Miami Democrat — takes on new meaning against the backdrop of a growing racial divide across America and of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer over the removal of a Confederate statue there.
Inspectors warned last year that food, water and transportation were in short supply for shelters and recovery. Emergency officials agreed to findings and said they would address the criticism by March 2018 — after the hurricane season.
Undeterred by a veto from Gov. Rick Scott over the summer, Florida Senate leaders are making another go in 2018 at sweeping reforms to the state university system in an effort to make the state’s 12 public universities “world-class destinations.”
Students who received vouchers to attend private school had a higher rate of enrolling in and graduating from in-state public colleges and universities than similarly situated peers who stayed in public school.