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Florida May Roll Back Motor Vehicle Fees

Florida lawmakers may roll back sharp increases in fees for driver’s licenses and auto tags that the state adopted three years ago to close a large budget gap.


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Fla. Budget Could Focus On Teachers And Health Care

For the first time in six years, state legislators aren’t scrambling to figure out how to plug billion dollar shortfalls in the state budget.


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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.


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Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.


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State Lawmakers Give Scott More Say Over Jobs Money

Florida lawmakers are giving Gov. Rick Scott more say over money used to bring jobs to the Sunshine State.

CBS Tampa–03/04/2012

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Florida Senate Passes Nearly $71-million Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate on Wednesday charged ahead with a nearly $71 billion budget, despite complaints from university students, hospital lobbyists and even some Republicans in the House about some of the decisions contained in the spending plan.

CBS Tampa–02/15/2012

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Florida Senate Spending Plan Much Bigger Than House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The GOP-controlled Florida Senate is calling for a nearly $70.8 billion state budget for the coming year.

CBS Tampa–02/11/2012

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State Economists Continue to Predict Modest Growth

TALLLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State economists are looking at modest growth in tax collections in the coming year.

CBS Tampa–01/12/2012

Florida Gov. Scott talks with second grader, Denisia Purcell, 7, about a bulletin board they put up in their classroom.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. wants a billion dollar boost for schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who was criticized for pushing school funding cuts a few months ago, is asking for a billion dollars more for education to come during an election year.

CBS Tampa–12/06/2011

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Gossip Girl Shoes for Less

Every Monday evening the cast of “Gossip Girl” step into our homes with some killer trendsetting shoes. Pumps, sneakers, flats, boots-whatever our favorite East Siders sport on their feet causes our little fashionista hearts to […]



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