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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

QPoll On Governor’s Race Coming Out Wednesday

The latest poll by Quinnipiac University is set to be released Wednesday, showing where each candidate stands in Florida’s gubernatorial race.

07/22/2014

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

News Media Wants Access To Redistricting Records

News media organizations are asking Florida’s Supreme Court to make public the documents used in Florida’s redistricting trial.

07/21/2014

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

Trial Judge Denies ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity Hearing For Florida Mom

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - The trial judge overseeing the case of Marissa Alexander, who faces 60 years in prison for firing a shot in a domestic dispute, has ruled that she is not entitled to a second immunity […]

07/21/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In The Keys

A Monroe County judge, on Thursday, overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by gay couples said the ban effectively made them second-class citizens.

07/17/2014

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Charlie Crist Picks Hispanic Woman, Democrat Darling As Running Mate

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his bid for Governor.

07/17/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governor Scott Says He’ll Meet Scientists On Climate Change

Scientists from several Florida universities sent a letter to the state’s governor, asking for his attention regarding climate change.

07/16/2014

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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

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GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling

Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge’s ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.

07/15/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Morgan Says Big Money Lined Up For Pot Campaign

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he has pledges of up to $6 million — not including his own substantial checkbook — to back a proposed constitutional amendment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

07/14/2014

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

Online Travel, Juvenile Sentencing Among Issues Facing Court

The Florida Supreme Court began an annual summer break last week, taking a breather from its routine of issuing opinions each Thursday in complex legal disputes and the steady flow of death-penalty appeals.

07/14/2014

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