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Fighting to revive his political prospects, Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Rubio Heads To New Hampshire Weighing 2016 Presidential Options

Fighting to revive his political prospects, Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid.

05/09/2014

File photo of graduates. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Revives In-State Tuition Break For Graduates Living In The Country Illegally

The Florida Senate is reviving a tuition break for some Florida high school graduates who are living in the country illegally.

04/29/2014

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 a Florida highway. (credit:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Senate OKs 75 MPH Speed Limits

Speed limits on Florida highways could be raised from 70 to 75 mph under a bill the Senate passed Thursday despite concerns from opponents that roads would become more dangerous.

CBS Tampa–04/24/2014

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

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a classroom. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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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