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Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

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Florida Senate Passes Textbook Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s school districts will be required to review and select textbooks under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The Senate on Friday voted 21-19 for the bill which was pushed […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

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In-State Tuition Bill Moves On Despite Close Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Senate panel is narrowly backing a proposal to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally. But the 8-5 vote […]

CBS Tampa–04/09/2014

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Ex-Partner Of Ponzi Schemer Pleads Guilty

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has pleaded guilty to charges of violating federal campaign finance laws. The plea came Friday by 52-year-old Russell Adler at […]

CBS Tampa–04/04/2014

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Senate Passes Ballot Measure On Court Appointments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This year’s gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Supreme Court appointments is also approved. The Senate voted 26-14 on Thursday to place a question […]

04/03/2014

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Fla. House Approves Nearly $75.3 Billion Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is signing off on a proposed $75.3 billion state budget. The House voted 100-16 for the measure. The Senate is expected to approve a rival version later Thursday. […]

CBS Tampa–04/03/2014

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Fla. House Approves 4 Separate Tax Holidays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians would get four sales tax holidays this year under a bill approved by the Florida House. The House voted 106-11 for a tax cut package that includes sales tax holidays […]

CBS Tampa–04/03/2014

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Panel Recommends Denying Drilling Permit In SW Fla

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A committee charged with providing advice and ensuring compliance for drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp area has recommended denying a permit for a Texas company that wants to drill an […]

CBS Tampa–04/01/2014

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Help Top Off The Trop And Support Local Business

Baseball fans: We’re teaming up with Top Off The Trop and BaseballIsGoodBusiness.org to help support the great American past-time here in the bay area! The team at Top Off The Trop wants to help local […]

98.7 The Fan–03/28/2014

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Fla. House Keeps Pushing Major Voucher Expansion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans in the Florida House are pushing ahead with a major expansion of a state-backed program that helps low-income children attend private schools. Just last week it appeared that private school […]

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014