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Senate Passes Bill Creating Craft Beer Regulation

The Florida Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would create regulations for the state’s booming craft brewing industry despite arguments that it would stifle job growth.

CBS Tampa–04/29/2014

Independent Senate Candidate Charlie Crist Attends Election Night Gathering

Crist To Address West Palm Beach Crowd

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is due to speak before a large crowd in South Florida as he fights to reclaim his former office. Crist addresses the Forum Club of […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

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Florida Legislature Shuts Down For Holidays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature won’t be getting much work done in the next week. State legislators are taking off the seventh week of the 2014 session because it conflicts with Passover and […]

04/14/2014

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3 Sentenced In Orlando For Credit Card Fraud

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando. Aldain Fleming of New York […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

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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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