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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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Florida Economy Recovering But Problems Remain

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s economy is showing signs of continued recovery, but a new analysis prepared by state economists also points to some problems. State economists on Monday released a 29-page snapshot looking at […]

CBS Tampa–03/31/2014

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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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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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