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State Fires Back In Lawsuit Over Sunshine Amendment

Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Legislature asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 law that allows elected officials to use blind trusts to shield their financial assets.

05/19/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Political Maps Trial Underway

The trial to determine whether state legislators broke the law while drawing-up new political maps got underway Monday.

05/19/2014

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Governor Scott Will Veto Bill To Raise Speed Limits

Florida Gov. Rick Scott does not feel the ‘need for speed’ on Florida’s highways.

CBS Miami–05/13/2014

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Tax Cut, School Grading Bills Await Gov. Scott’s Signature

Bills that would slice taxes on a list of items and overhaul the state’s school-grading system are awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.

05/11/2014

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AAA Waits For Meeting With Scott On Speed Limits

A well-known auto club is putting the pressure on Gov. Rick Scott to meet with him in person, in hopes of persuading him to veto a proposal which could increase speed limits on Florida highways.

05/09/2014

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

Nuggets Tucked Into State’s $77.1 Billion Budget

State lawmakers came into the 2014 session with a surplus topping $1 billion and a mandate from Gov. Rick Scott to cut $500 million in taxes and fees.

05/06/2014

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Gov. Scott Gets Help In Tough Re-Election Fight

With the 2014 regular legislative in the books, Republican legislators gave Gov. Rick Scott much of what he wanted as he prepares for an expensive and lengthy re-election fight against likely Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

05/04/2014

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

State Technology Agency Measure On Its Way To Gov. Scott

Florida is closer to having a long-discussed information-technology agency to oversee large computer projects and set tech policy for state government.

05/04/2014

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

Bills That Passed In Florida Legislative Session

The 60 Florida legislative session wrapped on Friday with a host of bills getting final approval and sent to Governor Rick Scott for his signature.

05/04/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Legislative Session Ends With Bipartisan Spirit

The Florida Legislature wrapped up it’s 2014 session on Friday ending with a bipartisan spirit.

05/03/2014

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