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(Source: CBS4)

Authorities To Crack Down On Unsafe Holiday Boating

As fourth of July weekend draws closer, authorities say they will be cracking down on boaters.

07/01/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Ceremony Set For Florida’s First Female Auditor General

Florida’s first female auditor general will be sworn in next week.

06/26/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Going On Tax Cut ‘Victory Tour’

Florida Governor Rick Scott is set to travel across the state, touting a tax-cut package he signs into law this week.

06/20/2015

Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Animal Rights Group Plan Rallies Against Bear Hunt

Animal rights group in Florida are set to hold rallies Monday opposing the state’s plans to bring back an annual bear hunt.

06/20/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Will Return To Capitol In September

As the special session wrapped up Friday evening, House and Senate leaders were already looking ahead toward the 2016 regular session.

06/20/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House Goes Into Session Friday Evening

It will be a waiting game Friday in the Florida House.

06/17/2015

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Budget Includes $44m For Teacher ‘Scholarships’

Legislative leaders finalized a budget this week that includes $44 million used to award “scholarships” of as much as $10,000 to teachers based on their ACT or SAT scores.

06/17/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Approved Anti-Trafficking Measure, Vetoes Three Bills

Florida Governor Rick Scott approved an anti-trafficking measure among other items as well as vetoed three bills on Tuesday.

06/16/2015

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Sports Stadium Funding Unlikely To Pass

The future of a sport stadium funding budget may not look too good with just over a week left in a special legislative session.

06/13/2015

Dusty Rhodes attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on November 13, 2014 in New York City.

Senate Holds Moment Of Silence For ‘The American Dream’

The Florida Senate on Friday held a moment of silence for Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., a professional wrestler better known as Dusty Rhodes and “The American Dream.”

06/12/2015

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