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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

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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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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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Medicaid Enrollment Rising In Fla., Esp Among Kids

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid. But as the Legislature remains deadlocked, Florida’s Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act. An additional 245,000 Floridians signed up for […]

CBS Tampa–04/10/2014

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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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