Category | Sunshine State

Key Things You Should Know About Gov. Scott’s New Budget

Posted on 29 January 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $77 billion proposed budget. Here’s a few key items you should know about: EDUCATION: Scott has proposed raising public school spending by $842 million, which translates into a nearly 4 percent increase. The per-pupil spending amount would be $7,176 or the highest […]

Teams Hunt For Rock Pythons in Florida’s Everglades

Posted on 29 January 2015

MIAMI (AP) — For all the danger posed to Florida’s Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there’s one thing researchers don’t want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is racing to keep northern African pythons, also known […]

GOP Donors Pick Former Gov. Jeb Bush Over Romney

Posted on 29 January 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The donors, in interviews with The Associated Press, said they see in Bush what they liked […]

Decision Looms On Fate Of Miami Seaquarium’s Lolita

Posted on 29 January 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small population of endangered killer whales and should receive […]

NextEra To Give Hawaii Regulators Its Utility Purchase Plan

Posted on 29 January 2015

Florida’s largest utility owner will reportedly submit its $4.3 billion plan to buy Hawaii’s largest utility with state regulators in Honolulu today for approval. Eric Gleason of NextEra Energy Inc. and Alan Oshima, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO), were grilled by Hawaiian lawmakers yesterday during a legislative hearing in Honolulu. “We get […]

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