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Matt Dixon, Scripps Co. Tallahassee Bureau Chief (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The Governor’s Race TV Ad Spending

A new report shows where Gov. Rick Scott, and Charlie Crist are spending money on TV ads, and for the most part it is not in South Florida. We examine it and get perspective on it from political reporter Matt Dixon, the Scripps Co. Tallahassee Bureau Chief.

CBS4–07/28/2014

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

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‘Hurricane Tax’ On Insurance Policies To End 18 Months Early

An extra charge on property-insurance and auto-insurance policies to cover claims paid for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons will end Jan. 1.

07/22/2014

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

State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Crist Chooses a Running Mate

Charlie Crist chooses the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor. What does the selection of Annette Taddeo add to the Crist ticket?

CBS4–07/21/2014

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Florida Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly; Still Higher Than National Rate

Florida’s unemployment rate is now higher than the national rate.

07/18/2014

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Florida Medicaid Privatization Underway Statewide

In a move to privatize the Medicaid program, at least three million recipients are transitioning to managed care.

07/02/2014

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Study: Locking Up Juveniles Makes Them More Likely Adult Criminals

A new report by a youth advocacy group argues against the widespread U.S. practice of locking up teen offenders — a practice that has been on the decline in Florida under the state’s outgoing juvenile justice chief.

06/26/2014

(Source: Anthony Gonzalez) A photo of Aaron Cohen who died in a hit and run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Gov. Scott Signs “Aaron Cohen Act”

In an effort to make the state’s roads safer, Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that increases penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident involving injuries.

06/24/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state’s de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.

06/20/2014

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