Florida Legislature http://wuwf.org en Sen. Evers And Rep. Gaetz Win Reelection Unopposed http://wuwf.org/post/sen-evers-and-rep-gaetz-win-reelection-unopposed <p>Qualifying for state and local offices in Florida closed at noon on Friday, June 20. While Gov. Rick Scott and the three Republican members of the Cabinet all drew opponents, several incumbent members of the Florida Legislature were re-elected without opposition.</p><p>Two of them are in Northwest Florida.</p><p>Greg Evers of Baker is headed for a second and final four-year term in the Florida Senate, representing District 2.</p><p><strong>“</strong>It’s very humbling that folks thought enough of you that they were able to elect you without opposition.”</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:44:30 +0000 Sandra Averhart 11019 at http://wuwf.org Sen. Evers And Rep. Gaetz Win Reelection Unopposed 'Movement For Change' Focuses On Legislative Change http://wuwf.org/post/movement-change-focuses-legislative-change <p>The community action group Movement for Change has been a fixture in Pensacola since the 1990's; officially established in 1997. Led by activist Leroy Boyd, who died in 2010, their original mission was the renaming of Pensacola’s Alcaniz Street in honor of slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</p><p>Over the years, members of the organization have tackled numerous social justice issues, ranging from disparities in education, law enforcement, and the voting process.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:31:04 +0000 Sandra Averhart 10719 at http://wuwf.org 'Movement For Change' Focuses On Legislative Change Gaetz: 2014-15 Budget Negotiations http://wuwf.org/post/gaetz-2014-15-budget-negotiations <p></p><p>State lawmakers are beginning their sixth week of work during the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. During the session, WUWF is checking in with Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:14:16 +0000 Sandra Averhart 7408 at http://wuwf.org Gaetz: 2014-15 Budget Negotiations Gaetz: $74.9 Billion Budget Goes To Appropriations Panel http://wuwf.org/post/gaetz-749-billion-budget-goes-appropriations-panel <p></p><p>The Florida Legislature is entering the fourth week of the 2014 legislative session and will reach the half-way point on Wednesday, March 26. During the session, WUWF is checking in with Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).</p><p>Before exploring what’s ahead, Sen. Gaetz reflects on third week highlights, which includes the Florida Senate’s budget proposal for Fiscal year 2014-2015.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:10:52 +0000 Sandra Averhart 6794 at http://wuwf.org Gaetz: $74.9 Billion Budget Goes To Appropriations Panel Poor Performance Could Cost UWF http://wuwf.org/post/poor-performance-could-cost-uwf <p></p><p>One of the issues the legislature will take up in this year's session is Performance Based Funding for Florida's Universities.&nbsp; And, if implemented, the system could cost the University of West Florida a lot of money.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:08:47 +0000 Bob Barrett 5959 at http://wuwf.org Poor Performance Could Cost UWF