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Senate Adds Cuban Player Rules To Stadium Funding Plan

The Senate accepted a House proposal Thursday that would require Major League Baseball to change how Cuban players are treated if baseball wants to share in state money for stadium work.

05/01/2014

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FL House Backs Stadium Process, Seeks Help For Cuban Baseball Players

The House on Friday approved a process to help determine whether to use tax dollars for professional sports stadium projects but would exclude Major League Baseball from potential funding unless changes are made in how Cuban players are treated.

04/25/2014

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House Backs Senate’s Coast-To-Coast Bike Trail Plan

A 250-mile bicycle trail across Central Florida, a pet project of the next Senate president, is on the verge of getting $15.5 million in next year’s state budget.

04/22/2014

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

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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

Florida Money

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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