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DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was a danger to his children.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Announces Billions To Restore the Everglades

The governor made an announcement Tuesday that, if passed, could be great news for Florida’s famed River of Grass.

21 hours ago

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Florida Licenses More Than 600 New Foster Homes

Florida’s child welfare officials have recruited hundreds of new foster homes.

01/27/2015

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GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

01/26/2015

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Rubio Taking Steps To Run For President

Senator Marco Rubio is taking steps to run for president, according to one of his aides.

01/23/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Responds To Former FDLE Leader’s Comments

Gov. Rick Scott contends that the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner “resigned” on his own terms – and he is sticking to it.

01/23/2015

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Florida Unemployment Rate Fell Again In December

Florida unemployment numbers continue to drop.

01/23/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Florida Gov. Scott To Respond To ‘Ridiculous’ Allegations

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he plans to respond to allegations against his administration brought on by the state’s former top cop.

01/22/2015

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

Cabinet May Seek Investigation Into FDLE Leader’s Exit

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said Thursday they’re open to discussing at the next Cabinet meeting the need for an investigation into the departure of Florida’s top law-enforcement official.

01/22/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Wants To Stop Taxing College Textbooks

Students earning a college education may soon get a cost break as the state’s governor is asking to stop taxing college textbooks.

01/22/2015

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