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Proposed legislation would allow public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating during an emergency. (Getty Images)

Florida House To Vote On Carry And Conceal Bill

Bill would allow public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating during an emergency.


File photo of traffic on a Florida highway. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bill Could Raise Fla. Speed Limit To 75 MPH

Highway safety advocates say that if the Florida Legislature passes a bill that would allow the state to raise the speed limit to 75 mph there could be more crashes, injuries and deaths. The bill’s supporters say people are already driving that fast and the speed limit should reflect reality — and would actually be safer.

CBS Tampa–03/30/2014

Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

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House Speaker On Opening Day Pushes Tuition Break For Illegals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is calling on legislators to let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Weatherford on Tuesday told House […]

98.7 The Fan–03/04/2014

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Fla. Gambling Rules Could Get Changed This Fall

Florida is planning a possible overhaul of some of the rules that are used to regulate gambling facilities across the state.


Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band will perform Friday, May 10 in Tampa (photo credit:

The Current for 5/4-5: Lt. Dan Band Concert, Shooting With SOF Benefit, Summer Pests/Landscaping, Political Expert Panel

We’ve got a great weekend of The Current coming up for you! It’s a full hour packed with great guests, important topics and ways to connect with the Tampa Bay community. Our segments for the […]


An anti-abortion protester has a sign stuck to her back with stickers at the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Florida Lawmakers Seek To Ban Race-Selective Abortions

Bills seeking to ban sex- and race-selective abortions and to require that babies surviving botched abortions receive medical care cleared House subcommittees on Wednesday as the hot-button issue resurfaced during a legislative session that’s been largely bereft of battles over social issues.


File photo of Florida State Sen. Chris Smith. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fla. Democrats To Hand Out Money To Veteran Groups

Florida Democrats are handing out checks to veteran groups as part of the fallout over a gambling ring scandal.


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Education Secretary Questions Florida Law On Tutoring

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan questioned Thursday why the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring districts to continue tutoring services that have not proven effective. Florida was one of nearly a dozen […]


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Tampa Leaders Not Happy With Proposed Budget Cuts at USF

Hillsborough County Commissioners want leaders in the Florida Legislature to oppose a budget proposal that includes sharp spending cuts for the University of South Florida.

CBS Tampa–02/15/2012