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Justices Say Knowledge Is Key In Hit-And-Run Case Convictions

The Florida Supreme Court ruled, unanimously, motorists have to know they were involved in a crash in order to be convicted in a hit and run case.

02/26/2015

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Hospital Districts Could Face Taxing Votes

A new proposal filed Tuesday would require a vote every 10 years on whether local hospital districts should be allowed to continue taxing residents.

02/24/2015

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding

With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.

02/24/2015

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Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Sparked By Florida Gov. Scott

A Florida appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit, filed by a former aide to the late Governor Reubin Askew, challenging a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust.

02/23/2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Alcohol lines shelves in an Off License in Brixton on February 21, 2011 in London, England. Doctors have warned that inadequate regulations on alcohol may cost the lives of around 250,000 people in England and Wales over the next 20 years. A minimum price of 50p per unit is urgently needed, according to leading liver disease specialists.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Publix, Wal-Mart At Odds Over Separating Liquor

An alcohol measure that would allow shoppers to pick up fifths of alcohol in grocery stores passed its first hurdle in the House Wednesday but not without objection from Florida’s largest grocer.

02/18/2015

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Pizzi Wins A Round In Mayoral Fight

Michael Pizzi was back in a court room Wednesday but a civil, not criminal court room.

02/11/2015

Water Faucet (Source: CBS)

House Water Policy Starts To Flow

A new plan to address Florida’s water resources got support in a House committee on Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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

Florida Gov. Wants Tighter Controls On College Costs

Florida Governor Rick Scott is urging state legislators to pass a bill to lower the price of textbooks along with tuition increases for graduates.

02/10/2015

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Lawmakers Could Send Message: Don’t Feed The Bears

Florida lawmakers might increase penalties for people repeatedly caught feeding bears and alligators.

02/10/2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stops by a Republican call center to rally campaign workers November 4, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.   Rick Scott is running in a tight race against opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist the Democratic challenger. (Photo by Erik Kellar/Getty Images)

Scott Wants Tighter Controls On College Costs

Governor Rick Scott is asking legislators to pass a sweeping bill which would lower textbook costs and curb tuition increases for graduate programs.

02/10/2015

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