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Dean Cannon

Millions Flow into Party Accounts Before Session

Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans and Democrats took in millions in the last three months of the year, as companies involved in a contentious fight over casinos in the Sunshine State poured tens of thousands into party campaign accounts.

01/10/2012

MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 07: Occupy Wall Street protester Caroline Pearce of Boston holds a candle during a rally outside the site of a debate between the Republican candidates at Saint Anselm College on January 7, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Occupy Florida Greets Opening of Legislature

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of Occupy Florida demonstrators made the most of their one moment to confront Florida Gov. Rick Scott before his State of the State address.

CBS Tampa–01/10/2012

Rick Scott Holds News Conference. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Pushing Lawmakers on Insurance Issues

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fix a pair of auto and property insurance issues that are costing Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars but have eluded resolution for more than a decade.

CBS Tampa–12/20/2011

A sign welcomes people May 11, 2004 during the grand opening for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. South Florida's Seminole Indian Tribe has opened the state's biggest casino complex. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Top Florida Republicans come out against casinos

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are joining those opposing a plan to bring mega-casinos to South Florida.

CBS Tampa–12/08/2011

Shannon Woisnet, 7-years-old, from Cleveland, Ohio,  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fla. justices to rule on school funding lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A sharply divided appellate court on Wednesday rejected a request from state officials to block a lawsuit alleging public school funding and policies fail to meet quality requirements set by the Florida Constitution.

CBS Tampa–11/26/2011

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