Florida Guns in School Bill Clears Committee

[caption id="attachment_2085" align="alignleft" width="300"] shutterstock.com[/caption] House Bill 1097, a bill that would allow designated school employees to carry guns on campus, has cleared the House Judiciary committee by an 11-7 vote. Proponents of the bill…

Florida “Bong” Ban Moves Forward

[caption id="attachment_2082" align="alignleft" width="300"] shutterstock.com[/caption] House Bill 49, a version of a bill that would outlaw the sale of marijuana pipes known as "bongs," was approved unanimously by the House Judiciary committee on Tuesday. An…

FL Senate Passes Texting While Driving Ban

Tallahassee, FL- The Florida Senate has unanimously passed legislation to outlaw text messaging by all drivers. Senate Bill 52, written by Senator Nancy Detert (R-Venice), created the 'Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,' which makes…

Georgia Gas Prices Fall Again, Down To $3.40

Valdosta, GA- Oil and gas prices fell again as more pessimistic news about the economy was released last week. Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer…

Large Meat Recall Affects Products Sold In FL,…

A Louisiana-based meat packing company has expanded a recall of meat products because of possible bacterial contamination. While no illnesses have yet been reported, the Manda Packing Company is recalling 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey…

GA Tax Collections Up 1 Percent In March

Atlanta, GA- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled $1.17 billion for an increase of nearly $12.7 million, or 1.1 percent, compared to March 2012. With three quarters completed, net…