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Florida Gov. Rick Scott . ( Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Taps State’s Top Lawyer To Head Jobs Agency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday turned to his top lawyer to take over the state’s jobs agency after the executive director abruptly resigned amid questions about jobless benefits he received before […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

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US Census Says Tallahassee Is The Best Place In Florida To Look For Work

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The best place for younger workers to find jobs in Florida is in the Tallahassee-area ZIP code of 32312, where the unemployment rate for residents between ages 25 and 44 was […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

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State Agrees To Pay Hefty ‘Taj Mahal’ Courthouse Art Contract

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may pay more than $500,000 to a pair of contractors to resolve a dispute over artwork for a new appellate courthouse, officials said Tuesday. The $48.8 million structure, which opened […]

CBS Tampa–12/04/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

Has Black Friday Invaded Thanksgiving?

This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving. But this year, major chains such […]

CBS Tampa–11/23/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

Job seekers are seen waiting in line. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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