Florida

Training & Development

Book Launch: Vibrant Communities don’t just happen; they’re built.

Every community wants to become a great place to live and work. The why is no mystery: We want to create a place our children and grandchildren will want to be. We also know the what: We need to attract investments, provide good jobs, and create lively downtowns where citizens will want to work, live, shop, and play. What’s usually missing is the how. Read full story

Economy

How family-friendly is Florida?

Not very according to criteria used by the site WalletHub to compare states

Survey by personal finance website finds Florida lacking in some areas that would make a state "family friendly." The Pensacola Metro Dashboard shows local data. Read full story

Government

House, Senate committees OK budget plans

Florida House and Senate committees have OK'd their versions of a state budget. Read full story

Government

Florida — The Future is Here

Enterprise Florida, the state's public-private economic development agency, introduced a new brand Friday that will be featured in a $10 million global advertising campaign Read full story

Education

Portable planetarium creates cosmic classroom

Just Read, Florida! statewide effort links science to reading

Stars usually come out night, but for students at Weis Elementary School, the galaxy shined bright in the middle of a gymnasium floor. Read full story

News

Same-sex couples line up to make legal vows

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Florida, dozens of couples want to wed and they're lining up at the courthouse to get their licenses. Read full story

Government

Scott sworn in for second term

Gov. Rick Scott was sworn in for a second term shortly after noon Tuesday, beginning a new four years in office that in some ways brings as many questions as the first. Read full story

Government

New Florida senate president relies on old hands to lead committees

Where did Northwest Florida lawmakers land on new Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner's committee assignments? Read full story