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Format: 2015-03-28
Format: 2015-03-28

The Florida Senate originally planned to zero out funding for the USF College of Pharmacy but later reinstated half of the $6 million the school says it needs.

The Republican Senate primary campaign in Florida has heated up fast, after information about Connie Mack IV's legal past was published in Tampa and Miami - and then used in some animated ads on the internet by his main opponent, former Sen. George LeMieux.

The founder of interdependencemovement.org is speaking at a free public forum at St, Petersburg College Seminole Campus. Dr. Benjamin Barber's topic: Global Citizenship. WUSF News talked with Dr. Barber about what he defines as global citizenship. After all, aren't we all citizens of the world?

This week senate and house members begin the work of merging their two somewhat different budget bills. One sticking point is the creation of a 12th public university and both legislative bodies also were at odds on prison closures. That’s no longer the case for one prison in Hillsborough County.

It all starts with the man who designed the Brooklyn Bridge. His grandson - John Roebling II - inherited more than 1,000 acres in Highlands County, and gave it to Richard Archbold, an aviator and explorer of exotic places such as Madagascar and New Guinea. It's now Archbold Biological Station.

More than 17 tons of shipwreck treasure is being flown from Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base to Spain.

A federal grand jury in Tampa is investigating Sarasota Congressman Vern Buchanan, according to a story today in the New York Times.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has condensed the months-long saga over the University of South Florida Polytechnic’s future into one handy story.

A bill to grant immediate independence to a new university in Polk County generated some passionate debate from its sponsor, Senate budget chief JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales.

USF President Judy Genshaft expressed some relief after hearing that state Senators trimmed USF's share of its budget cut from nearly 60 percent to 23 percent. But she hopes the cuts won't last beyond the next year.

Saundra Amrhein is the author of the new book, "Green Card Stories", a collection of profiles and photographs of fifty immigrants living all over the United States. One of the immigrants featured in the book is Cleto Chazares, who is now the principal of Simmons Career Center in Plant City.

Lawmakers and state officials are working on closing Hillsborough Correctional Institution and five other prisons as a “cost saving measure.” And a few inmates have reportedly been transferred.

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