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House, Senate On Different Gambling Tracks

House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

03/26/2015

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Two Major Business Group Back Seminole Compact

Two of the Capitol’s most influential business lobbies, in a new television ad, are urging an extension of a state gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

03/09/2015

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Lawmaker Renews Push To Bring Mega Casinos To Florida

A state lawmaker is taking a big gamble on a new bill that would bring two resort casinos to South Florida.

03/02/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Thunderdome’ Captain’s Session: Pot, Beer And Pizza

Pension reform. Gambling. Pot. Alcohol wars.

02/26/2015

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Gambling Deal ‘Enormous, Gargantuan Lift’ This Session

A high-stakes deal with the Seminole Tribe set to expire this summer has lawmakers, pari-mutuel operators and out-of-state casinos wrangling over who gets what as the Legislature is once again poised to consider thorny gambling issues during the session that begins Tuesday.

02/25/2015

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Two Panthers Found Dead In SW Florida

Two Florida panthers were found dead over the weekend, bringing the total number of recorded panther deaths this year to seven.

02/17/2015

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Police: Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car To Gamble At Casino

A Hollywood mother is facing a slew of charges for allegedly leaving her four children inside her car so that she could gamble at the Seminole Classic Casino.

02/12/2015

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State Wins Tax Dispute With Seminole Tribe

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.

01/13/2015

Gov. Rick Scott sworn in for second term.  (Source: The Florida Channel)

Seminole Tribe Atop Latest List Of Inauguration Donors

Overall contributions to Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration festivities reached nearly a million dollars, and on Friday the Republican Party released names of four additional donors that helped make it happen.

01/09/2015

Gov. Rick Scott  (Source: CBS4)

Florida Gov. Scott Vows To Focus On Jobs During 2nd Term

Florida Governor Rick Scott is taking on his second term promising to stick to the same agenda as in his previous term.

01/02/2015

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