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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles throws a pass against the Auburn Tigers during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Proposal Filed To Honor FSU’s Jameis Winston

A proposal was filed Friday by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, to honor Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

02/21/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: Tracy Martin, father of slain teen Trayvon Martin, participates in the first hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting trial verdict in Florida, the hearing focused on African-American men's responsibility for '...ensuring our boys mature into strong men.' (Photo by: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Martin’s Father Continues ‘Stand Your Ground’ Fight

The father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin was in Tallahassee Thursday to continue his fight against Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

10/17/2013

(Source: AP)

USF To Begin Digging For Bodies At Dozier

The University of South Florida researchers who received a permit to exhume the long-buried bodies of boys at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a former “high risk” reform school in Marianna, will begin excavation Saturday.

08/27/2013

Gov. Rick Scott delivers his state of the state on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (Source: The Florida Channel)

Florida Legislature Passes Groundbreaking Education Bill

Florida lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a far-reaching education bill that undoes a much-lauded bill from three years ago.

CBS4–04/13/2013

Florida Capitol

House, Senate Lay Out Plans For Teacher Pay Increases

The state’s House and Senate have clarified their plans on how they would give teachers pay increase. On Friday, both legislative bodies laid out their blueprints for the state’s $74 billion budget for the coming fiscal year were released.

03/31/2013

Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections department on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State House Panel Approves Bill To Expand Early Voting Days

While a proposal to expand the number of early voting days and limit the length of a ballot passed in a House subcommittee on Wednesday, Democrats said it will need change if it is to garner bipartisan support.

CBS4–02/13/2013

Sybrina Fulton (Source: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother To Push For “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

The mother of Trayvon Martin will be at Florida’s Capitol this week to support legislation that would repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self defense law.

CBS4–01/15/2013