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Judge Sides With Voting-Rights Groups On Senate Map A Leon County circuit judge Wednesday approved a redistricting plan for the Florida Senate.
Florida's Unemployment Tax Rates Are Set To DropFlorida's unemployment taxes are set to drop for many businesses with the start of 2016.
Proposed License Plate Would Target Human Trafficking A House Republican is looking to create a license plate that would raise money to help victims of human trafficking.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Heads To Senate FloorA proposal that would shift the burden of proof to the state in cases involving Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law is poised to go to the full Senate after stalling in the House.
House Panel Backs Requirements For City ElectionsA proposal backed by a House panel would require municipal elections in Florida to be held in November or, in some counties, on another single date.
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.

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