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Florida Ports Want Help In Luring Shipping Firms

The top lobbying group for Florida’s seaports wants the state to establish a marketing campaign to help lure cargo-shipping companies from major ports in other areas of the country.

02/19/2015

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Hit-And-Run Car Accidents On The Rise In Florida

Florida law enforcement officials are launching a new campaign to let drivers know that leaving the scene of an accident can result in tougher penalties after numbers show an increase in hit and run crashes.

02/16/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obamacare: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Doom Federal Subsidies For Floridians?

After its very rocky roll out, Obamacare is taking off. And nowhere is enrollment higher than here in Florida. One-point-one million Floridians have signed up this year. But now, as CBS4’s Rick Folbaum explained, the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case that could all but strip Florida residents of the healthcare safety net they’ve only just been able to afford.

CBS4–02/13/2015

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

Negron Zeros In On Dispute Over Juvenile Detention Costs

Florida’s long-running conflict between the state and counties over how to share juvenile-detention costs is flaring again — and a powerful lawmaker is unhappy about what is happening.

02/12/2015

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

Advocates: State Should Spend More On Children In Surplus Year

Children’s advocates say they’re “cautiously optimistic” about Gov. Rick Scott’s budget recommendations for the coming spending year, which contain relatively few cuts to programs that serve Florida’s children.

02/06/2015

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Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey Ouster

Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.

02/04/2015

CHICAGO - JANUARY 18: Patrons of the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Artisans cigarette lounge, owned by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., use an ash tray January 18, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The upscale lounge, which opened this week, is unaffected by Chicago's tough new anti-smoking ordinance that also took effect this week. The measure prohibits smoking in most public places. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

House Eyes ‘Sin Taxes’ For Strip Clubs, Roll-Your-Own Shops

Patrons of strip clubs and adult theaters would have to pay a state surcharge before going in, under a proposal being looked at by state lawmakers who also want to close a tax loophole enjoyed by roll-your-own cigarette shops.

02/03/2015

(Source: AP)

Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told a Senate panel Monday that her agency is already implementing most of the changes included in a sweeping bill […]

02/02/2015

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Senate Panel Backs Scott’s Corporate Tax Cut

Part of Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed tax-cut package that would allow about 2,000 businesses to avoid the state’s corporate-income tax got approval Monday from a key Senate committee.

02/02/2015

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

Prosecutor: No Plans To Investigate Complaint Over Ouster

A Tallahassee prosecutor said he will not investigate whether Florida Governor Rick Scott along with cabinet members violated the state’s law on open meetings.

01/30/2015

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