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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Florida Senate Confirms Scott Agency Chiefs

Three state agency heads in danger of losing their jobs have been confirmed by the Florida Senate.

04/12/2014

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Senate Looks At Ranking Stadium Proposals

Major League Soccer, spring training baseball and the Miami Dolphins are all in play in a Senate measure that would rank stadium funding projects.

03/24/2014

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

House Approves State Technology Agency

The House approved a $4.8 million proposal on Wednesday that lawmakers hope will prevent snafus like the months-long headaches brought on by the rollout of Florida’s new $63 million jobless website.

03/12/2014

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Weatherford: No New Stadium ‘Checks’ This Year

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he’s not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.

02/12/2014

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Dems Criticize Gov. Scott Over Troubled Unemployment Website

Florida Democrats have criticized Gov. Rick Scott for failing to provide leadership or take ownership over the state’s troubled $63 million unemployment website.

01/26/2014

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Fla. To Pay Thousands Of Held-up Jobless Claims

Thousands of unemployed South Floridians will finally be getting their benefits checks after the state’s troubled new system had held them up.

01/18/2014

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State Hiring Workers To Process Jobless Benefits Back Up

The state Department of Economic Opportunity is hiring 330 workers to help process unemployment assistance applications due to troubles with a new $62.8 million online system.

01/05/2014

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State And Vendor Clash Over Jobless Claims System

Florida officials and the company responsible for building the state’s new unemployment claims website in a battle over who it blame for the site’s ongoing problems.

01/03/2014

(Source: CBS)

Tens Of Thousands Of Floridians Lose Federal Unemployment Benefits

Nearly 90,000 Floridians have lost their federal emergency jobless benefits. They were part of a group of 1.3 million Americans whose unemployment checks weren’t part of the bipartisan budget deal passed by Congress last week and signed by President Obama.

12/29/2013

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Deloitte Defends Work On Troubled Unemployment System

The company responsible for Florida’s new online unemployment-assistance system is coming out in its defense after the Department of Economic Opportunity started fining the company for failing to deliver a “fully functioning” system

12/23/2013

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