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  • FPL seeking one point three billion for “good service” 1, August22, 2016
    A months long hearing into whether Florida Power and Light should be allowed to increase its rates by one point three billion dollars a year began today in the state Capitol. FPL spokeswoman Sarah Gatewood says the company has earned the increase because it’s done such a good job keeping rates low. “We have worked […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Third Grade Retention Policy on Trial 1, August22, 2016
    Parents from six counties (Orange, Hernando, Sarasota,Broward, Osceola, and Pasco)were in court today challenging a star law that requires the retention of third graders who don’t perform well on state assessment tests. As Mike Vasilinda tells us,  the parents told the court their kids were not given alternative ways to be promoted as star law […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Opting Out Law Suit takes unusual turn 1, August19, 2016
    Legal gymnastics played out in a Federal Court today in a lawsuit by parents whose kids opted out of state tests last spring and were held back.  As Mike Vasilinda tells us, a state court judge is on track to decide as early as next week if kids who dan’t take a standardized test can […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Task Force Makes Dozier Recommendations 1, August19, 2016
    The Dozier School for Boys – the panhandle reform school and site of alleged child beatings, sexual abuses, and murders – still stands. But as Matt Galka tells us, a statewide panel was appointed to try and come up with a proper memorial, and in their final meeting – solutions were hard to come by. […]
    Matt Galka
  • Pharmacy Flap Could Limit Patient Access 1, August18, 2016
    More than 650 thousand Floridians receiving Medicaid in Florida are being told that after November first,  they can only use big chain pharmacies to have prescriptions filled. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the policy of two providers has locally owned drug stores crying foul. Massy Pharmacy is a locally owned business in Quincy Florida…25 miles […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Citizens Insurance Seeking Rate Increase 1, August18, 2016
    Nearly half a million Floridians have a state-run Citizens property insurance policy, the so called “insurer of last resort.” As Matt Galka tells us, Floridians who are sticking with citizens could be paying more next year. A rate hike for Citizens customers? Policy holder Joe Walsh from Monroe County told state regulators ‘no way’ Thursday. A […]
    Matt Galka
  • Changes coming to Guardianships in Florida 1, August17, 2016
    New legislation licensing public guardians, the people who care for someone when their families can’t, are coming under strict new scrutiny after years of complaints of abuse. As Mike Vasilinda tells us,  the new protections are the result of dozens of families pushing back against the system. We’ve followed the saga of Doug Franks and […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Bear Management 1, August17, 2016
    The Fish and Wildlife Commission has 825 thousand dollars this year to help local governments and residents bear proof their neighborhoods. Today, FWC signed an agreement with Waste Pro to provide bear resistant trash container in the panhandle. FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski says Floridians need to be more involved in bear proofing their property. “You […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Alligator Stand Your Ground? 1, August17, 2016
    A Sumpter County man was arrested after shooting an alligator who he says threatened his horses. Social media has exploded after the incident, with many asking why he could not have used Stand Your Ground, but it does not apply to animals. FWC Public InformationCoordinator Rob Klepper says people should call the FWC hotline with […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • School Choice Lawsuit Stalls For Now 1, August17, 2016
    Public school teachers were dealt another blow in their fight against school choice. As Matt Galka tells us, the latest court ruling siding with state tax credit scholarships gives the state’s largest teacher’s union one more option – Florida’s Supreme Court. They rallied and they put a full on ad blitz on tv, and now […]
    Matt Galka

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February 23rd, 2008 by Anna Laura Rehwinkel

Capitol News Service provides daily coverage of Florida politics and news of interest to Florida television and radio stations as well as most of the major national networks.

Located just blocks from the state capitol in Tallahassee, Capitol News Service can originate a live studio interview or dispatch a crew to a news event in a matter of minutes.

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