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General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Warning Shot Bill Passes Senate Floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has approved the so-called ‘warning shot’ bill, which now heads to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed into law. The bill passed 32-7 on Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. […]

CBS Tampa–04/03/2014

President Barack Obama returns to the White House on Feb. 20, 2014 in Washington D.C. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obamacare To Play Prominent Role In Midterm Elections

The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

CBS Tampa–02/22/2014

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Rubio: ‘The Real Crisis Is That The American Dream Is Eroding’

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is worried that the American dream is eroding.

10/17/2013

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Fla. Court To Decide If Legislators Must Testify

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether state legislators must answer questions and turn over documents in a long-running political battle.

09/16/2013

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Fla. Legislators Approve Plan For Teacher Raises

Florida’s teachers are going to get a pay raise, but it won’t be coming until next year.

04/28/2013

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Senate Passes Bill That Could Expand Early Voting

Early voting days and sites could be expanded under a bill passed by the Senate.

04/24/2013

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Fla. House Passes Bill Against Islamic, Foreign Laws

A bill that would ban Shariah, or Islamic law, and other foreign laws from state courts has passed the Florida House. But an identical bill in the Senate barely survived its last committee on a 5-4 vote.

04/18/2013

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Fla. Senate OKs Bill To End Permanent Alimony

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would put an end to permanent alimony in the Sunshine State.

04/04/2013

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Fla. Lawmakers Seek To Outlaw Bongs

A House panel now is scheduled to discuss a proposed law that prohibits the sale of glass and other pipes known to be used for marijuana smoking and best known as “bongs.”

03/27/2013

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