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Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Flooding Prompts Scott To Seek Disaster Declaration

Florida Governor Rick Scott is seeking a federal major disaster declaration for various counties hit by severe weather.

08/26/2015

Dozens of people in Pinellas County are drying out after more than four feet of flood water rushed through their homes on August 4, 2015. (Source: WTSP)

Florida Starts Price Gouging Hotline Amid State Of Emergency

With parts of Florida in a state of emergency due to severe weather and flooding, Attorney General Pam Bondi started a price gouging hotline for people in counties affected.

08/07/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Negron Zeros In On Dispute Over Juvenile Detention Costs

Florida’s long-running conflict between the state and counties over how to share juvenile-detention costs is flaring again — and a powerful lawmaker is unhappy about what is happening.

02/12/2015

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College Accused Of Using Strippers To Lure Students

Using exotic dancers as admission workers to lure male students sounds like something out of frat-esque movie. But state and federal officials said that’s exactly what a Miami-based college is accused of doing.

12/04/2014

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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

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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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