It could be good news for Gov. Rick Scotts re-election efforts: Floridians feel better about the economy.
Consumer confidence among Floridians ticked up three points to 76 in March from February, according to monthly tracking numbers from the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, a division of the University of Florida. Four of the five units that comprise the index improved, with the last going down.
As two bills that limit law enforcements use of drones to monitor Floridians move through the Legislature, a new Gallup survey shows broad support for the governments use of the unmanned aircraft for other purposes, specifically, anti-terrorist activities abroad. But, Americans draw the line when it comes to use on domestic soil.
Florida is on track to be the first state in the nation to implement statewide nutrient standards for its waterways, and the state is doing it its own way.
An effort to protect the privacy of information contained within portable electronic devices made its first committee stop look more like a court of law than a legislative panel.
HB 797, sponsored by Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami, would require a search warrant before law enforcement could search through the contents of a cell phone.It also prohibits using a devices tracking or location technology without prior court approval.
In Florida and across the nation, drones have reporters keyboards clicking away, revealing the sensitivity behind government use of the unmanned aircrafts.