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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Elections Panel Tosses Complaints About Crist, Scott

Allegations of financial misconduct by the states two leading candidates for governor have been tossed out by Florida’s election commission. Since March, supporters of both former Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott have filed a long list of complaints which dealt with alleged election law violations.

07/21/2014

Gov. Rick Scott  (Source: CBS4)

Rick Scott To Highlight Job Creation Proposals

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pledging to permanently eliminate manufacturing equipment sales taxes and create new incentives to encourage more science and engineering graduates.

07/20/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In The Keys

A Monroe County judge, on Thursday, overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by gay couples said the ban effectively made them second-class citizens.

07/17/2014

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Lawyers Argue Against Redrawing Districts Before Elections

It will be virtually impossible for lawmakers to redraw two congressional districts deemed unconstitutional by a Tallahassee judge before the Nov. 4 general election, lawyers for the Department of State, the Legislature and county elections supervisors argued in court Thursday.

07/17/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs “Aaron Cohen Protection Act”

Governor Rick Scott made a stop in South Florida Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of the Aaron Cohen Protection Act.

07/16/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governor Scott Says He’ll Meet Scientists On Climate Change

Scientists from several Florida universities sent a letter to the state’s governor, asking for his attention regarding climate change.

07/16/2014

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Marijuana Foes Draw Comparisons To Colorado

With a battle building over a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, a coalition of opponents held a news conference Wednesday to warn that the measure is worded too broadly.

07/16/2014

Miami-Dade Commission  (Source: CBS4)

Dade Commission Votes To Raise Tax Rate For Libraries

Miami-Dade commissioners are in for a marathon meeting Tuesday as they debate and vote on a maximum property tax rate.

07/15/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP Leaders Want To Redraw Districts After Fall Elections

Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they do not plan to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down Florida’s congressional map but want lawmakers to be able to redraw the disputed districts after this fall’s elections.

07/15/2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commissioners To Vote On Max Tax Rate Tuesday

As Miami-Dade commissioners prepare to vote on the maximum tax rate Tuesday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez stressed his proposed budget as a “worst-case scenario” for the county.

07/14/2014

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