State Rep. Schwartz on crisis pregnancy center funding: ‘We’re going back to the Middle Ages’

Responding to news that Gov. Rick Scott's budget maintains taxpayer funding for the state's controversial crisis pregnancy network and that the centers have the vocal support of at least two of her colleagues, state Rep. Elaine Schwartz, D-Hollywood, yesterday called the Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program part of the legislature's war against women, warning, We're going back to the Middle Ages.

Scott discuses budget cuts, drug testing during two-hour CNBC appearance

While making a two-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box, Gov. Rick Scott spoke about a host of issues — most notably job creation and drug testing state welfare applicants. The former CEO of Columbia/HCA and Solantic made clear his belief that running a state should be similar to running a business — with less regulation, drug testing for employees and consolidated departments.

Tallahassee tap water “horribly polluted”

The City of Tallahassee advertises that the water it provides to its 188,000 customers was voted “Best Tasting Drinking Water” in Florida, and that it meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth in the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act. But some local citizens and health advocates are sounding the alarm about the presence of 37 contaminants found in Tallahassee water.