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Sen. Nelson Demands Crackdown On ID Thieves Stealing Tax Refunds

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is calling for new and tougher federal laws to crackdown on identity thieves who use someone else’s name to steal their tax refunds.

11/07/2013

Capitol Hill

Florida Legislators Speak Out On Government Funding Deal

With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.

CBS4–10/17/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

S. Florida Delegation Preps For Syria Congressional Debate

As Congress prepares to debate whether or not to allow military action against the Syrian regime of Basha al-Assad, representatives from South Florida have already started to stake out their positions on the issue.

CBS Miami–09/02/2013

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Gov. Scott: State Will Sue Georgia Over Water

Unable to negotiate a settlement on how to allocate water between Florida, Georgia and Alabama, Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that the sunshine state is going to sue the state of Georgia.

08/13/2013

Senator Bill Nelson (Source: CBS4)

Sen. Nelson Returns From Trip To Haiti

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will brief Haitian-American leaders in Miami on Wednesday when he returns from a four day visit to their homeland.

08/07/2013

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State Approves Exhumation Of Unmarked Graves At Shuttered Reform School

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted Tuesday to allow university researchers to exhume human remains from unmarked graves at a defunct Florida Panhandle reform school.

CBS Miami–08/06/2013

(Photo Credit: Office Of Governor)

Gov. Scott Approval Rating Up

There’s good news and bad news for Gov. Rick Scott in the latest round of poll numbers from Quinnipiac University. The good news is approval rating is up.

CBS4–06/18/2013

Senator Bill Nelson (Source: CBS4)

Facing S. Florida: Florida Dems Talk About Future

Florida Democrats gathered in Hollywood Saturday evening for their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner.

CBS4–06/16/2013

Florida Democrats gathered in Hollywood Saturday evening for their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. (Source: CBS4)

Dems Criticize Gov. Scott During Annual Dinner

Florida Democrats gathered in Hollywood Saturday evening for their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. During the fundraiser, Sen. Bill Nelson, congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and state party Chairwoman Allison Tant criticized Gov. Rick Scott for his changing positions on Medicaid expansion, cutting education spending his first year in office and cutting early voting days two years ago before restoring them this year.

06/16/2013

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Fla. Senator: Supercomputers Need Boost For Better Weather Forecasts

With hurricane season 2013 set to officially begin on June 1st, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says it’s imperative for the United States to upgrade two supercomputers that forecast major weather events.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

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