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Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Special Legislative Session

Jim and his guests look ahead to the special session, set for June first, during which time legislators must approve a budget.

CBS4–05/10/2015

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Committee Gives School Gun Law Passing Grade

A strong shot in the arm Wednesday for a law that would allow teachers and others to arm themselves in public schools in Florida.

03/11/2015

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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Children’s Services Could See Big Gains In Budget

Thanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida’s children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.

02/03/2014

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Ethics Complaints Linger For Miami Republican Erik Fresen

Miami Republican Erik Fresen isn’t off the hook yet with the state’s Commission on Ethics.

CBS Miami–10/25/2013

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Miami-Dade College Sales Tax Proposal Back Again

A proposal that would allow Miami-Dade County to ask voters to bolster funding for a local state college and university is back, for a fourth time, before a tax-resistant, Republican-dominated Legislature.

CBS Miami–10/02/2013

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Florida Virtual School Cuts Staff

Pointing to a change in the state’s education-financing formula, Florida Virtual School eliminated 177 full-time positions Monday, the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reported.

CBS Miami–08/07/2013

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Sun Life Stadium Bill Dies In Legislature

The future of Sun Life Stadium, and possibly future Super Bowls in South Florida, is up in the air Friday afternoon after the Florida House of Representatives failed to take up a bill dealing with the renovation of Sun Life Stadium.

CBS Miami–05/03/2013

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Fla. House, Senate Agree To $480M For School Pay

Gov. Rick Scott will get the $480 million he wanted for education pay raises. But barring a last-minute change of heart by legislative negotiators, he will not get an across-the-board, $2,500 increase for classroom teachers.

CBS Miami–04/22/2013

Miami-Dade Considers Supporting Fins Tax Plan

It’s a well-known issue: tax-funded sports stadiums in Miami. Now it’s back on the Miami-Dade County Commission’s agenda.

CBS4–01/19/2013

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