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Florida Judge Given Opposing Views On Map Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being given starkly different versions of what happened when state legislators drew new political maps for Congress. Attorneys for the Florida Legislature and groups suing them have […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

Independent Senate Candidate Charlie Crist Attends Election Night Gathering

Crist To Address West Palm Beach Crowd

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is due to speak before a large crowd in South Florida as he fights to reclaim his former office. Crist addresses the Forum Club of […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

File photo of the Florida House of Representatives. (photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Legislature Shuts Down For Holidays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature won’t be getting much work done in the next week. State legislators are taking off the seventh week of the 2014 session because it conflicts with Passover and […]

04/14/2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

Health Care Tax

Medicaid Enrollment Rising In Fla., Esp Among Kids

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid. But as the Legislature remains deadlocked, Florida’s Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act. An additional 245,000 Floridians signed up for […]

CBS Tampa–04/10/2014

Florida Senate  (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In-State Tuition Bill Moves On Despite Close Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Senate panel is narrowly backing a proposal to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally. But the 8-5 vote […]

CBS Tampa–04/09/2014

Florida Senate  (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Ballot Measure On Court Appointments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This year’s gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Supreme Court appointments is also approved. The Senate voted 26-14 on Thursday to place a question […]

04/03/2014

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

26-year-old Kaelyn Marie Partenza started the fire after a fight with her ex-boyfriend, say police. (Getty Images)

President Obama Nominates 4 To Florida Federal Bench

President Barack Obama has nominated four people to serve as federal judges in Florida’s middle and southern districts.

CBS Tampa–02/05/2014

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

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