State Employees
5:10 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott's Budget Cuts More Than A Thousand State Jobs

Credit Nathan Edwards /

Gov. Rick Scott toured the state this week touting his newly proposed budget. His plan includes tax cuts, which are partially offset by cuts to more than a thousand state employee positions.

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Higher Ed
5:02 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott Wants To Eliminate Sales Tax For College Textbooks

Credit Ashley Lopez / WGCU

Gov. Rick Scott stopped by Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers Friday. He announced new proposals aimed at making college more affordable.

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12:29 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Public Service Commission Faces Scrutiny

State Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral
Credit Mark Foley

State lawmakers want greater scrutiny on the Florida Public Service Commission and its relationship with the utility companies it regulates. 

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Big Cypress National Preserve
10:27 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Big Cypress National Preserve to Conduct Controlled Burn to Preserve Snails

Credit NPS Photo

The Big Cypress National Preserve will conduct a huge controlled burn to preserve a type of snail.

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Law and Order
1:47 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Treasure Hunter Who Disappeared With Shipwreck Loot Appears In Court

A November 1989 photo of Tommy Thompson holding a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved from the wreck of the SS Central America. Thompson, who had been on the lam for two years, was arrested on Tuesday.
Lon Horwedel AP

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 1:50 pm

A treasure hunter, who located a sunken ship with perhaps the greatest loot in history but later disappeared in an alleged attempt to cheat investors and his crew of their cut, has been found. He is scheduled to appear in court next week in Florida, where authorities captured him earlier this week living in a $225-a-night hotel.

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