Pam Bondi

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  Patrons test their luck with slot machines at the renovated Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino  November 15, 2006 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The slot machines are the state of Florida's first Las Vegas-style slot machines.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Proposed Gambling Rules Headed For A Showdown?

At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don’t go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business.

07/20/2015

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

State Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Florida dismissed an appeal in a legal battle over same-sex marriage, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry.

07/18/2015

A picture of the sun over South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Solar Amendment Tops 100,000 Signatures

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at increasing the use of solar electricity in Florida have topped 100,000 valid petition signatures, according to updated numbers on the state Division of Elections website.

07/17/2015

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Whole Foods Apologizes For Pricing Problems

Whole Foods Market is apologizing to consumers for incorrect pricing.

07/03/2015

A crane stands on the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach on the Gulf Coast was impacted by oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico until the BP well was finally sealed. April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf States Reach $18.7 B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

Oil company BP and five Gulf states, including Florida, announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday which resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the 2010 oil spill.

07/02/2015

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Whole Foods Under Investigation For Possibly Overcharging

The supermarket chain Whole Foods is often jokingly called “Whole Paycheck” because the inventory tends to be on the pricier side.

06/25/2015

Slot Machines

State Seeks Review Of Gretna Slots Decision

Calling it “a jaw-dropping gambling expansion,” state officials asked Friday for a full-court rehearing of an appellate decision that ordered gambling regulators to allow a North Florida horse track to have slot machines.

06/12/2015

Florida AG Pam Bondi (Source: CBS)

AG Pam Bondi Wants To Warn Parents About Flakka

As many students greet another summer, Florida’s attorney general wants to warn parents about flakka—a synthetic drug which is growing in popularity.

06/04/2015

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Environmental, Law Enforcement Jobs Draw Hopefuls

Florida has received an array of applications for the top jobs at its environmental and law-enforcement agencies, with little more than a week remaining for people to submit resumes.

05/22/2015

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“Pill Mill” Regulations Headed To Scott’s Desk

The state’s House has gave final approval to a bill that would extend regulations on pain-management clinics, sending the issue to Gov. Rick Scott.

04/22/2015

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