Tallahassee, where free speech is the first casualty of debate| Steve Bousquet

Despite their overwhelming superiority, Republican state lawmakers persist in marginalizing the voices of citizens and they launch complex and controversial legislation with as little advance notice to the public as possible, writes Sun Sentinel Columnist Steve Bousquet. (AP) They decide which ideas are heard and which ones are silenced. They have the votes to set […]

FAMU alum, community remember campus legend Soul Train

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WCTV) — He’s spent time with the Queen of England, gone fishing with Ted Turner and shaken hands with dignitaries. But, Lawrence P. Hoover is best known for being a true legend on FAMU’s campus. Hoover, known to the community as Soul Train, died Monday morning […]

Hundreds of criminal justice reformers take to State Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – Reforming sentencing laws and helping former inmates find a job was the goal of about 250 people demonstrating at the state Capitol Wednesday. Lawmakers are exploring ways to keep people out of prison in an effort to cut costs. For the second day in a row, hundreds rallied at […]

Florida senators roll out hurricane relief plan

Hide caption TALLAHASSEE — Northwest Florida lawmakers Thursday promoted a $315 million proposal that would make loans available to local governments still reeling from Hurricane Michael and would set up a task force to determine additional state assistance for the storm-battered region. The wide-ranging Senate bill (SB 1610) comes after numerous other proposals have been […]