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Hillary Clinton Makes South Florida StopDemocratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is stopping into South Florida on Tuesday trying to build grass-roots support and raise money.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Still Moving In SenateA proposal that would change the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases is holding on for dear life after nearly dissipating in the House. The bill is now slated to go to the Senate Rules Committee.
Scott, Cabinet Start Talks On Future Of Ex-Reform SchoolThe future of a former state-run reform school where children were allegedly abused and died is in question, as Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet begin discussions Tuesday.
Justices Send Redistricting Battle To Lower CourtAfter lawmakers failed last month to agree on a congressional redistricting plan, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the issue back to a circuit judge who will try to piece together a map that meets constitutional requirements.
UF: Overall Consumer Confidence Up Despite Wall StreetOverall consumer confidence across Florida grew slightly from July to August, but those numbers may not reflect the recent crash in Wall Street, according to a report released by the University of Florida on Monday.
Flooding Prompts Scott To Seek Disaster DeclarationFlorida Governor Rick Scott is seeking a federal major disaster declaration for various counties hit by severe weather.
Poll: Gov. Scott Approval Rating ClimbsFlorida Governor Rick Scott's approval rating among Florida voters has gone up substantially from earlier this summer.
Documents Show Private Discussions In Senate RedistrictingSenate leaders crafting new districts for the chamber in 2012 held confidential meetings to discuss maps with lawmakers before the maps were made public, while at the same time boasting about "the most open and transparent redistricting process in Florida's history," according to court documents.
Hospital Closing Infant Program Following Reports On DeathsA West Palm Beach hospital is closing its infant heart surgery program following media reports on a series of deaths.
Southern Strategy Hits $1M In Second QuarterLobbying firm Southern Strategy Group reported collecting at least $1 million from April 1st to June 30th, according to state website.
FPL Drilling Investments Face Supreme Court FightA new plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to invest ratepayer money for natural-gas drilling projects may be facing a Supreme court fight.
Amendments To Redistricting Plan RevealedAmendments to a proposed map of Florida's congressional districts were revealed Wednesday, just a day before hearings in the House and Senate on the matter.
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