Gov. Rick Scott and other elected officials fueled enthusiasm for a new private venture expected to return 550 aerospace jobs to Cape Canaveral and maintain Florida as a vital part of the nations space program.
NASA announced a public-private partnership Monday with Space Florida, the states aerospace economic development agency, to lease the Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility-3 -- the space shuttle's main engine-processing facility -- to Seattle-based Boeing Co.
Out-of-state money bolstered the fundraising of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as he outpaced all of his 2012 Republican challengers in fundraising during the third quarter.
It remains to be seen how the dollar-collection part of the election contest will match up now that Congressman Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, is jumping into the race.
For political experts, Nelsons campaign cash numbers are no surprise, given the senior senators Beltway connections and decades of name recognition.
State Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, did enough in his personal disclosure letter that he didnt violate legislative voting conflict laws when he supported a charter school reform bill last spring, the state Commission on Ethics has ruled.
Nobody lost benefits already earned or the right to collectively bargain when the state required workers to pay 3 percent of their salaries into the retirement system, an attorney for the state argued Wednesday.
However, a Leon County judge, who has previously ruled against the states prison privatization plan, appeared to question some of the states arguments for how lawmakers changed the government employee pension program earlier this year.