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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

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Florida Overcomes GOP Barriers To Enroll Uninsured

Florida’s Republican leaders have fought the Affordable Care Act at every turn, banning navigators from county health departments, offering no state dollars to boost outreach efforts to 3.5 million uninsured and leading the fight to repeal the law. Yet the state has emerged as a tale of what went right with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2014

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Budweiser Supports Legalizing Half-Gallon Beer Growlers

The makers of Budweiser say they support the legalization of half-gallon beer growlers.

CBS Tampa–03/21/2014

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4 Charged With Illegally Feeding Sharks

Four employees of two South Florida dive boat operations have been charged with illegally feeding sharks.

CBS Tampa–03/21/2014

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Universal Orlando Reveals Harry Potter Details

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The new Harry Potter-themed area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer will allow fans to ride the Hogwarts Express train and experience the British countryside just as the characters did […]

CBS Tampa–03/14/2014

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