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Ex-Partner Of Fla. Ponzi Schemer To Plead Guilty

The former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is scheduled to plead guilty next month to charges he violated federal campaign contribution laws.

CBS Miami–03/14/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Vehicle Registration Fee Rollback Nears Scott Request

Lawmakers are closer to giving Gov. Rick Scott one of his priorities for the 2014 session, an election-year rollback of vehicle-registration fees that were raised under the watch of his potential Democratic challenger.

03/13/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Competing Medical Marijuana Proposals In House, Senate

Lawmakers in both chambers are advancing proposals that would open the door for a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that backers believe can dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

03/11/2014

Nan Rich (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Nan Rich

The former state senator from Broward has been running for governor for more than a year, but since everyone assumes Charlie Crist will be the Democratic nominee no one pays any attention to Nan Rich. Jim will discuss with her the state of the race, her views on Charlie and Rick Scott, and why she thinks she has a chance.

CBS4–03/10/2014

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Crist Says Florida’s Economy Could Be Doing Much Better

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has admitted that Florida’s economy has improved under Governor Rick Scott’s watch but was quick to add “it could be doing a lot better.”

03/09/2014

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Scott Rothstein’s Former Law Partner Charged

Another acquaintance of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been charged. This time, it’s a former law partner.

03/07/2014

A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House Panel: Not All Medical Marijuana The Same

With just one “no” vote, a Florida House panel signed off on a measure Wednesday that would legalize a strain of non-euphoric marijuana used to treat children wracked by potentially deadly seizures.

03/05/2014

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Scott Uses State Of The State To Take Aim At Crist

Governor Rick Scott gave his annual State of the State speech containing plenty of pats on his back and plenty of political shots at his likely 2014 gubernatorial opponent, Charlie Crist.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014

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Gov. Scott To Call For Repeal Of Differential Tuition Law

In another thinly veiled shot at his chief rival in the November elections, Gov. Rick Scott will use his State of the State address on Tuesday to call for a repeal of a 2009 law allowing universities to increase tuition up to 15 percent a year.

03/03/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott’s “State Of The State” To Kick Off 2014 Legislative Session

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida lawmakers are expected to cover everything from guns to gambling when they open their 2014 legislative session on Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott will kick off the session by asking legislators to […]

03/03/2014

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