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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.

41 mins ago

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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 […]

21 hours ago

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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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Florida Legislator Among 33 Seeking Job On PSC

The competition is on for two spots in the Public Service Commission.

06/18/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Scott Signs Bills To Thwart Human Trafficking

Gov. Rick Scott signed a pair of bills Tuesday as the state continues efforts to curb human trafficking.

06/17/2014

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