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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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In-state Tuition Bill Survives Close Senate Vote

More Republicans are coming out against a bill to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.

CBS Tampa–03/18/2014

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Crist: Obamacare Has ‘Been Great’ For Florida

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist on Sunday stuck to his support of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, saying “it’s been great” for the state despite a difficult rollout.

CBS Tampa–03/10/2014

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Move To Regulate Florida Sea Cucumber

Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Times/AP) – This is a story about sex, supply and demand, global trade, corruption, government regulation and one of the ugliest sea creatures in Florida. Among the marine animals that live […]

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

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Push To Get Young Adults To Buy Health Insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Advocacy groups are planning a major push to educate uninsured young adults about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Dozens of organizations in Florida and around the country were […]

CBS Tampa–02/15/2014

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Fla. Gov. Wants To Cut Corporate Filing Fees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing to cut annual corporate filing fees.

CBS Tampa–01/26/2014

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Floridians Who Lost Homes To Receive $1,500 Checks As Part Of Settlement

More than 1,700 Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure will receive small payments as part of a national settlement with five major banks.

CBS Tampa–01/25/2014

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Fla. Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.2 Percent

Florida’s economy showed continued signs of improvement as the state’s unemployment rate dropped again last month.

CBS Tampa–01/24/2014

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Fla. To Pay Thousands Of Held-Up Jobless Claims

Thousands of unemployed Floridians whose benefit checks have been held up by the state’s troubled new system will soon get their payments.

CBS Tampa–01/18/2014

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Fla. Gov. Wants Spending Boost For Roads And Ports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants more money spent on roads, ports and transportation. Scott will announce Monday that he wants state legislators to set aside $8.8 billion for the Department of […]

CBS Tampa–01/13/2014