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Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 at Christian union Church in Metamora, Illinois. White House hopeful Mitt Romney eyed a big win in President Barack Obama's home state Tuesday as he sought to clinch the Republican nomination and focus on November's general election. Polls across Illinois opened for the state primary at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) with former Massachusetts governor Romney the odds-on favorite to win. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo By: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Hold Voter Edge In Big Counties; GOP Elsewhere

Voter-registration numbers showed Democrats have more registered voters in Florida’s seven most populated counties but Republicans have a huge advantage in some mid-sized counties.

08/12/2014

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Counties, DJJ Renew Legal Fight About Detention Costs

A decade into a dispute about how to divvy up the costs of detaining young offenders, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and more than two-dozen counties are digging in for more legal fighting.

07/07/2014

Florida Money

Cabinet Considers Land Sales To Help Fund Florida Forever

State is getting closer to its Florida Forever fundraising goal for the upcoming budget year, though environmentalists say the amount is not enough.

06/12/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

Citizens Property Insurance Braced For Hurricane Season

Citizens Property Insurance enters the 2014 hurricane season believing its finances are on solid ground.

05/29/2014

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Miami-Dade Easily Brings Home Most Money In Budget

Miami-Dade County has the most money on the line among Florida’s counties as Gov. Rick Scott decides what to veto from a record election-year budget.

05/27/2014

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Fed. Court Strikes Down Early Voting Restrictions In Some Fla. Counties

Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led Florida Legislature were rebuked by a federal judge Thursday for cutting early voting days.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

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Justice Department Subpoenas Counties Over Voter Purge

The fight over Florida’s attempt to purge voter rolls just months before an election took another twist Thursday as the Department of Justice subpoenaed information that counties were going to use to remove non-citizens from the rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–08/09/2012

Early Voting

Early Voting Starts Monday In Five Counties, Including Monroe

Voters in five Florida counties will be allowed to begin casting their primary votes Monday, while most of the state will wait until next Saturday

CBS4–07/30/2012

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Early Voting Begins Monday In Monroe County

Many of us wait until the last minute to vote. If you live in the Keys, why not avoid the election-day lines by voting early? Inside: links to voter registration, plus learn about the voting process.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

President Barack Obama speaks about a payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance February 14, 2012 at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Three More Counties Get Assistance Due To Debby

More help is on the way for Floridians out of work due to Debby, with three more counties receiving unemployment assistance. Inside: How you can help the victims of Debby.

07/14/2012

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