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Tax holiday on energy-saving appliances happening this weekend

September 18, 2014
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This weekend, Florida will not collect sales tax on the first $1,500 of the purchase price of certain energy-saving products. Get the details here:
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Meet the new Captain Citrus

September 16, 2014
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Meet the new Captain Citrus

The old Captain Citrus was a chubby orange. The new Captain Citrus is kind of a badass.
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Republicans try to use John Morgan video against Crist

September 12, 2014
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Republicans try to use John Morgan video against Crist

So when John Morgan, Orlando lawyer, backer of a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana and staunch supporter of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, went on something of a rant at a recent event, it was almost inevitable that someone opposed to Crist would use the YouTube clip in a political ad of some...
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Florida’s Legislative Budget Commission approves $25 million for springs projects

September 11, 2014
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Florida’s Legislative Budget Commission approves $25 million for springs projects

Money is now flowing toward 27 projects intended to improve some of Florida's most endangered natural springs.
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Florida Department of Corrections launches inmate deaths website

September 9, 2014
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By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Inmate Bryan Kendzia called his mother from Okeechobee Correctional Institution on May 13, hours before he slashed himself with razor blades. Within two days, he was dead as a result of an apparent suicide. Sketchy details about Kendzia’s death and those of several other inmates are...
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Child-welfare leaders gather for summit in Orlando

September 8, 2014
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Child-welfare leaders gather for summit in Orlando

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA New money, a new leader and a sweeping new law had Florida’s child-welfare professionals and foster parents feeling cautiously optimistic at their annual gathering in Orlando this week. After nearly two years of turmoil, the 2,650 attendees at the Department of Children and Families’ Child Protection...
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Voting-rights groups want Supreme Court to hear redistricting case

August 29, 2014
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Voting-rights groups want Supreme Court to hear redistricting case

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A coalition of voting-rights organizations and individual voters wants the Florida Supreme Court take up the legal battle over the state’s congressional districts. In a notice of appeal filed Friday with the 1st District Court of Appeal, the groups – which include the League of Women...
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Gay marriage case sent to Florida’s Supreme Court

August 27, 2014
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By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s ban on gay marriage is now in the hands of the state’s highest court after an appeals court asked that the justices resolve the controversial prohibition. The request Wednesday from the 2nd District Court of Appeal for the first time puts the Florida Supreme Court...
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Judge Terry Lewis approves Legislature’s newest redistricting map

August 25, 2014
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Judge Terry Lewis approves Legislature’s newest redistricting map

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA It’s beginning to seem like the second time is the charm for the Legislature when it comes to following the anti-gerrymandering Fair Districts amendments, approved by voters in 2010. Lawmakers’ first effort at crafting districts for the state Senate was rejected by the Florida Supreme Court;...
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