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Orlando Sentinel
Group seeks to legalize marijuana in FloridaPetitions are hitting the streets soon for a new proposed constitutional amendm
Group seeks to legalize marijuana in Florida
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Petitions are hitting the streets soon for a new proposed constitutional amendment that would fully legalize marijuana use, possession and cultivation by adults in Florida. A political action committee called Floridians For Freedom, associated with... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Dogs Trapped In Hot Cars Could Be Freed By Good Samaritans Under Proposed LawWhat can you do if you see a dog trapped in a hot car? In most states, if you w
Dogs Trapped In Hot Cars Could Be Freed By Good Samaritans Under Proposed Law
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
What can you do if you see a dog trapped in a hot car? In most states, if you want to remain within the confines of the law, you call the police or animal control -- and hope they get there in time. A bill under consideration in the Florida Senate... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Growth Continues in South Walton, Group Looks for Long-Term SolutionsSOUTH WALTON-- Major development projects continue to pop up throughout South W
Growth Continues in South Walton, Group Looks for Long-Term Solutions
WJHG Panama City / Posted 2 days ago
SOUTH WALTON-- Major development projects continue to pop up throughout South Walton. Next month county commissioners are slated to discuss a mixed village use property in Gulf Place. The plan calls for a 40 unit condo, a hotel with 50 rooms, and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
FSA is a valid, accurate standardized test, FLDOE announcesFlorida's new standardized test is a valid one that provides an "accurate way"
FSA is a valid, accurate standardized test, FLDOE announces
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Florida's new standardized test is a valid one that provides an "accurate way" to measure whether students have mastered the state's academic standards, the Florida Department of Education announced this morning. An independent "validity study" of... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
POINT OF VIEW Shine light on flood insurance premium processRecently, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty concluded that flood ins
POINT OF VIEW Shine light on flood insurance premium process
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
Recently, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty concluded that flood insurance premiums charged to Floridians may be “unfairly discriminatory.” What he was saying was that premiums charged to Floridians for flood insurance, as issued by the... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Growth Continues in South Walton, Group Looks for Long-Term SolutionsSOUTH WALTON-- Major development projects continue to pop up throughout South W
Growth Continues in South Walton, Group Looks for Long-Term Solutions
WJHG Panama City / Posted 2 days ago
SOUTH WALTON-- Major development projects continue to pop up throughout South Walton. Next month county commissioners are slated to discuss a mixed village use property in Gulf Place. The plan calls for a 40 unit condo, a hotel with 50 rooms, and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Long-time prosecutor who investigated Jameis Winston is retiringTALLAHASSEE | The Florida prosecutor who investigated numerous state politician
Long-time prosecutor who investigated Jameis Winston is retiring
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
TALLAHASSEE | The Florida prosecutor who investigated numerous state politicians and conducted a high-profile probe into rape allegations against Jameis Winston is ending his lengthy career. State Attorney Willie Meggs announced Monday that he would... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Time's up for Florida lawmakers to draw new congressional mapsThe Florida Legislature, which has made a hash of redistricting at every turn,
Time's up for Florida lawmakers to draw new congressional maps
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
The Florida Legislature, which has made a hash of redistricting at every turn, is now indicating that it wants more time to work out a compromise on drawing congressional districts. Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, has asked House Speaker... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Appeal court upholds 'docs vs. glocks' gun lawTALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks"
Appeal court upholds 'docs vs. glocks' gun law
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks" law, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the measure from being enforced. In a 2-1 ruling last week, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit... Read more
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Naples Daily News
GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans"TAMPA, Fla. - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. Th
GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans"
Naples Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
TAMPA, Fla. - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done. These were the... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Lawsuit: Put $237 million back into Florida land buyingFour conservation groups asked a court Friday to force the Florida Legislature
Lawsuit: Put $237 million back into Florida land buying
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 5 days ago
Four conservation groups asked a court Friday to force the Florida Legislature to transfer $237 million back to an environmental land-buying fund. News 6 partner Florida Today says the nonprofit Earthjustice had filed the suit in June in the Leon... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Saturday's Letters: Various comments on TrumpRAPPING CLINTON’S EMAILS Excusing Trump An editorial was headlined “Clinton’s
Saturday's Letters: Various comments on Trump
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 5 days ago
RAPPING CLINTON’S EMAILS Excusing Trump An editorial was headlined “Clinton’s email issue looks more serious,” and I agree. Her judgment is sorely lacking, and her monumental ego is showing. The editorial mentioned Donald Trump “Shooting from the... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Enviros Ask Judge to Order Conservation Funding in FloridaBy: Associated PressAugust 28, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Environmental gr
Enviros Ask Judge to Order Conservation Funding in Florida
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 6 days ago
By: Associated PressAugust 28, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Environmental groups want a judge to order the Florida Legislature to use the state's budget surplus to fund a conservation land buying program, saying state lawmakers flouted the will of... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Collier judge may decide next week whether to indefinitely delay trial of Mesac DamasA Collier judge could decide as early as next week whether to indefinitely dela
Collier judge may decide next week whether to indefinitely delay trial of Mesac Damas
Naples Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
A Collier judge could decide as early as next week whether to indefinitely delay the murder trial of Mesac Damas, who has admitted to killing his wife and five children in 2009. Lawyers for Damas have asked to have the case “stayed,” a legal term... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
State leaders urged to make early childhood a priorityThe Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state
State leaders urged to make early childhood a priority
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 6 days ago
The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state leaders, urging them to prioritize early-childhood education, intervention and other services for "the first 1,000 days" from pregnancy to age 3. "These are the years of... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
TCC Hopes to Offer Bachelor's in Nursing Degree By Early 2016By: WCTV Eyewitness NewsAugust 27, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee Commu
TCC Hopes to Offer Bachelor's in Nursing Degree By Early 2016
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 7 days ago
By: WCTV Eyewitness NewsAugust 27, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee Community College will soon be offering its first bachelor's degree program. The State Board of Education approved TCC's plans of adding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tax Credit Scholarships help students without harming public schoolsTAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS Public schools aren’t hurt I can share some good news
Tax Credit Scholarships help students without harming public schools
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS Public schools aren’t hurt I can share some good news with Julie Delegal, who wrote in a Times-Union opinion column that a 14-year-old Florida scholarship for low-income children would be best handled by a private charity.... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
Party definitions, international alliances, Ute Pass Trail, dogs and people, and moreEditor, 235 S. Nevada Ave., CS, CO 80903 • email: letters@csindy.com If your c
Party definitions, international alliances, Ute Pass Trail, dogs and people, and more
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 8 days ago
Editor, 235 S. Nevada Ave., CS, CO 80903 • email: letters@csindy.com If your comments are mailed or emailed to us, we'll consider them for publication — unless you request otherwise. Please include your name, city of residence and a daytime phone... Read more
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The Atlantic
Florida Republicans Fail to Redraw Congressional MapWhen the Florida legislature convened for a special summer session earlier this
Florida Republicans Fail to Redraw Congressional Map
The Atlantic / Posted 8 days ago
When the Florida legislature convened for a special summer session earlier this month, lawmakers had, literally, one job: to redraw the state’s congressional districts after a court had thrown out the last map they came up with. They failed. After... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Judge will ask Florida Supreme Court to solve map flapTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It looks like it's going to be up to the Florida Supre
Judge will ask Florida Supreme Court to solve map flap
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 8 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It looks like it's going to be up to the Florida Supreme Court to sort out what happens next in the tussle over the state's congressional districts. The court in July ordered the Florida Legislature to adopt a new map for... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
How one big promise Jeb Bush made to Florida's economy has yet to deliverGov. Jeb Bush pitched a bold plan about a decade ago to remake Florida’s econom
How one big promise Jeb Bush made to Florida's economy has yet to deliver
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
Gov. Jeb Bush pitched a bold plan about a decade ago to remake Florida’s economy: re-create Southern California. Not the palm trees, tourists and plastic surgery centers. Florida has plenty of those. He wanted something more coveted, the... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
DOE to Provide Fla. Educators with $2M in Professional Liability Insurance CoverageNews Release: Florida Department of EducationAugust 24, 2015 Tallahassee, Fla.
DOE to Provide Fla. Educators with $2M in Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 9 days ago
News Release: Florida Department of EducationAugust 24, 2015 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced that, effective August 17, 2015, all full-time instructional personnel are automatically covered by $2 million of... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Florida House and Senate Divided Over Next Move in Map FlapBy: Associated PressAugust 24, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Hous
Florida House and Senate Divided Over Next Move in Map Flap
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 9 days ago
By: Associated PressAugust 24, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida House and Senate are at odds over what should happen next in the battle over the state's 27 congressional districts. The Republican-controlled Legislature ended a special... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida taxpayers pay up: June special session cost $651,000Florida's budget stalemate cost taxpayers more than $651,000. That's how much
Florida taxpayers pay up: June special session cost $651,000
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 9 days ago
Florida's budget stalemate cost taxpayers more than $651,000. That's how much the Florida Legislature spent to hold a June special session to pass a new budget. Legislators were forced to hold a special session because the House and Senate had a... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Palm Beach County needs more state money to lure employers, recruiter saysKelly Smallridge, president of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board
Palm Beach County needs more state money to lure employers, recruiter says
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
Kelly Smallridge, president of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board, made the comment Monday, a week after Gov. Rick Scott warned that Florida's incentive pool for luring businesses is nearly depleted. Smallridge said the county will... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Florida taxpayers pay up: June special session cost $651,000TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's budget stalemate cost taxpayers more than $6
Florida taxpayers pay up: June special session cost $651,000
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 10 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's budget stalemate cost taxpayers more than $651,000. That's how much the Florida Legislature spent to hold a June special session to pass a new budget. Legislators were forced to hold a special session because the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Big Brothers, Big Sisters specialty license plate makes debutAnother specialty license plate is now available for Florida drivers. The Big B
Big Brothers, Big Sisters specialty license plate makes debut
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
Another specialty license plate is now available for Florida drivers. The Big Brothers, Big Sisters plate was able to generate 1,000 preorders and is now being shipped to tag offices throughout the state. The plate was passed by the Florida... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Florida Gov. won't force legislators to returnTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special sessio
Florida Gov. won't force legislators to return
New Jersey Herald / Posted 12 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). Florida Gov. Rick Scott won't force legislators to return to the state Capitol. The Legislature... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Florida Legislature ends session without new congressional district mapThe Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching a
Florida Legislature ends session without new congressional district map
Local 10 Miami / Posted 13 days ago
The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new congressional districts for the state. The session ended at noon after House and Senate Republicans were unable to work out deep differences over the... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Divided Legislature ends session without new mapCreated: 08/21/2015 10:52 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florid
Divided Legislature ends session without new map
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 13 days ago
Created: 08/21/2015 10:52 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Florida legislature: Special session ends without new congressional district mapThe Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching a
Florida legislature: Special session ends without new congressional district map
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new congressional districts for the state. The session ended at noon after House and Senate Republicans were unable to work out deep differences over the... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida special session ends without new congressional mapThe division in the Florida Legislature over where and how to draw the new boun
Florida special session ends without new congressional map
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
The division in the Florida Legislature over where and how to draw the new boundaries on the state's congressional map has gotten very personal, and instead of extending the mapmaking special session, the state House has decided to go... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida Legislature ends session without new mapThe Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching a
Florida Legislature ends session without new map
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new congressional districts for the state. The session ended at noon Friday after House and Senate Republicans were unable to work out deep differences... Read more
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York Daily Record
Divided Legislature ends session without new mapTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special sessio
Divided Legislature ends session without new map
York Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Divided Legislature ends session without new mapTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special sessio
Divided Legislature ends session without new map
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Divided Legislature ends session without new mapTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special sessio
Divided Legislature ends session without new map
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Divided Legislature ends session without new mapTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special sessio
Divided Legislature ends session without new map
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Divided Legislature ends session without new mapTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special sessio
Divided Legislature ends session without new map
Bennington Banner / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local). The Florida Legislature is ending its 12-day special session without reaching an agreement on new... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Lois Frankel's focus on Broward could pay political dividends in post-redistricting electionIt seems, at first glance, like a big problem for U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. An u
Lois Frankel's focus on Broward could pay political dividends in post-redistricting election
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
It seems, at first glance, like a big problem for U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. An unusual mid-decade redrawing of congressional district boundaries is slicing and dicing her territory, likely putting most of it in a new, mostly-Broward County district by... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Governor Scott: State Nearly Out of Money to Lure JobsTALLAHASSEE, FA. (AP)-- Governor Rick Scott says the state is nearly out of mon
Governor Scott: State Nearly Out of Money to Lure Jobs
WJHG Panama City / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, FA. (AP)-- Governor Rick Scott says the state is nearly out of money to lure companies to Florida. That's part of the message that the governor will deliver Thursday to board members of Enterprise Florida, the state's economic... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Florida's congressional map remains in limbo near deadlineTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new map for Florida's 27 congressional districts rem
Florida's congressional map remains in limbo near deadline
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new map for Florida's 27 congressional districts remains in limbo. The Florida Legislature is still divided over how to follow a court order to redraw congressional districts. Legislators are supposed to end their special... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
State nearly out of money to lure jobs, Scott saysTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott, reigniting a budget fight with the Legislature,
State nearly out of money to lure jobs, Scott says
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott, reigniting a budget fight with the Legislature, says the state is nearly out of money to lure companies to Florida. Scott delivered that message Thursday during a meeting of the board of directors of Enterprise Florida... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Florida Gov. Scott: State nearly out of money to lure jobsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott, reigniting a budget fight with the Re
Florida Gov. Scott: State nearly out of money to lure jobs
Naples Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott, reigniting a budget fight with the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, says the state is nearly out of money to lure companies to Florida. Scott plans to deliver that stinging message Thursday when he... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Space Florida board approves bonus pay planSpace Florida’s board of trustees unanimously approved an employee bonus pay pl
Space Florida board approves bonus pay plan
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
Space Florida’s board of trustees unanimously approved an employee bonus pay plan Wednesday that could amount to tens of thousands of dollars for several top officials and more than $100,000 for the president. The plan would not take effect until... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Senate passes its own congressional district mapThe two chambers of the Florida Legislature are headed for a conference after t
Senate passes its own congressional district map
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
The two chambers of the Florida Legislature are headed for a conference after the Senate approved an amended congressional map that differed from the House version passed Tuesday. Like the House map, the Senate map changes the current landscape of... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort outTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 15 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress. The Florida Senate voted 28 to 8 on Wednesday to approve a map that would make dramatic shifts to many of the state's 27 congressional... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort outTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 15 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress. The Florida Senate voted 28 to 8 on Wednesday to approve a map that would make dramatic shifts to many of the state's 27 congressional... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort outTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress. The Florida Senate voted 28 to 8 on Wednesday to approve a map that would make dramatic shifts to many of the state's 27 congressional... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort outTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two r
Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress. The Florida Senate voted 28-8 on Wednesday to approve a map that would make dramatic shifts to many of the state's 27 congressional... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. Holds First Board MeetingWALTON COUNTY-- Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill caused more tha
Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. Holds First Board Meeting
WJHG Panama City / Posted 15 days ago
WALTON COUNTY-- Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill caused more than four million barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf, not only affecting a number of states, but also multiple counties in Northwest Florida. After BP settled last month,... Read more
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