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The legislation adds $47 million for the hiring of 200 investigators and emphasizes child safety over family reunification. (Getty Images)

Florida Senate Passes Child Welfare Overhaul

Sweeping bill adds $47 million for new services, including the hiring of 200 investigators, and emphasizes child safety.

CBS Tampa–04/25/2014

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Vetoes Nearly $400 Million From Budget

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who had a tough time winning cooperation this past year from the Republican-led Legislature, struck back on Monday by vetoing nearly $400 million from the state’s new budget.

CBS Tampa–05/20/2013

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will play a Tampa benefit concert May 10 in Curtis Hixon Park (photo credit: garysinisefoundation.org)

Listen to The Current’s May 4-5 show here!

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition of The Current? No problem! Click the audio player below to catch the whole episode featuring Chris Kuban on the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert (May 10th), Dr. […]

05/06/2013

(Photo Credit: PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Emails Raise Questions About Florida Redistricting Plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New documents are raising questions about whether Florida legislators ignored rules intended to prevent political parties and incumbents from influencing the once-a-decade process of redistricting. Emails show that top Republican Party […]

CBS Tampa–02/04/2013

Early voting sign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lots Of Finger-Pointing Over Florida Election Woes

A look at Florida’s troubled election this past fall prompted some finger-pointing and back-tracking Wednesday.

01/31/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ACLU: Fla. GOP’s Attack On Civil Liberties Unprecedented

Florida’s Republican governor and GOP-led Legislature have mounted an unprecedented attack on civil liberties over the past two years, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report Thursday.

01/10/2013

File photo of voting booths. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Make Gains In Fla. Legislature

Still badly outnumbered in Florida’s Legislature, more Democrats will soon be at the Capitol following perhaps their most encouraging Election Day in some two decades.

11/07/2012

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