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Stable Gas Prices, Younger Buyers, Expected To Push Car Sales Higher

Experts at Traverse City Conference predict continued growth, but raise some concerns about the impact of new trends.

CBS Tampa–08/06/2014

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3-Day Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Starts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is kicking off. Starting Friday shoppers do not have to pay sales and local sales taxes on clothing worth $100 or less. Sales taxes are also […]

08/01/2014

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Petition Filed To Increase Florida Bar Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some 500 attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to increase Florida Bar membership fees by $100, from $265 annually to $365. Former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is leading the […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Florida Judge Given Opposing Views On Map Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being given starkly different versions of what happened when state legislators drew new political maps for Congress. Attorneys for the Florida Legislature and groups suing them have […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Fla. Gov. Promises More For Ports If Re-Elected

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to spend more money on the state’s deepwater ports if he wins a second term. Scott is visiting three Florida ports this week where he […]

CBS Tampa–05/20/2014

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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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