Water officials rethink how water is distributed dues to farmers pumping large amounts of water, and Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater opposes tax or fee increases to close a projected spending gap.
The public is invited to the MathCounts competition to be held Saturday, February 6 at Polk State College, 999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven. MathCounts is a national mathematics competition for middle school students. It promotes student interest in math by making it as challenging, exciting and prestigious as a school sport. Students from more than 20 Polk middle schools will participate.
Governor Charlie Crist has extended an executive order that allows truckers to excede weight and size limits for shipping fruits and vegetables, a new report shows that the Tampa Bay area economy is relatively the same as it was a year ago, and yesterday was the final day for states to apply for federal money in the Race to the Top program.
Officials in South Florida are preparing for a mass migration of Haitian immigrants in the wake of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti last week, Experts predict that Florida Growers have easily lost over 100 million dollars because of the recent cold snap and a state of emergency has been declared in all Florida Counties, yesterday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday marks the 30th anniversary of the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs, a proposal to airlift Haitian orphans to the United States, and Florida Attorney General threatens a lawsuit if certain provisions in health care bill become law.