Auditor General: State Voting System Flawed

Embattled Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Governor Rick Scott’s elections czar, is under fire in the wake of an auditor general’s report citing serious problems with Florida’s central voting system.
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Building on a recent Executive Order from Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Agriculture is taking steps to protect members of the military and veterans. The state’s concealed weapons permit applications process for people in those categories will now be sped up.

Walton County's Confederate Monument.
Jimmy Emerson

Southern governments at the state and local level have been reassessing the confederate battle flag.  Tuesday Walton County took a middle path, replacing the current flag with an earlier version.

A solar ballot initiative faces a dim future in November, according to the latest Mason-Dixon poll.  Floridians for Solar Choice is scoring just 30 percent, far short of the 60 percent required to make it into the state constitution.

Embattled Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Governor Rick Scott’s elections czar, is under fire in the wake of an auditor general’s report citing serious problems with Florida’s central voting system.

Leon County School Board Discusses Budget

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The Leon County School Board discusses the budget at its meeting today.
via educationnews.org

The Leon County School Board will take up a proposed budget for the upcoming school year today.

The Legislature is loosening its get-tough-on-crime attitude, allowing more non-violent juveniles to avoid felony records. Figures show Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet are going in the opposite direction when it comes to restoring civil rights for ex-felons.

BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig on fire in 2010.
US Coast Guard

Eight panhandle counties are hammering out how to spend the next round of RESTORE Act funds from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Walton County hosted officials from seven neighboring counties Monday.

MGN Online

Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) has filed a claims bill on behalf of a Tallahassee woman severely injured in an ambulance crashed into the car in which she was the passenger.

The Legislature is loosening its get-tough-on-crime attitude, allowing more non-violent juveniles to avoid felony records. Figures show Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet are going in the opposite direction when it comes to restoring civil rights for ex-felons.

Florida officials are asking the Seminole Tribe when it plans to end card games at its casinos.  The tribe wants to have a mediator intervene, and the fight could be headed to court. 

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