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Fl. Supreme Court Argues Red-Light Cameras

In a legal battle that could have implications for other communities, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about whether Orlando and Aventura violated state law in approving red-light camera programs.

11/07/2013

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Feds Allow Florida To Use Database To Purge Illegal Voters

In a move that will surely benefit Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database as a resource in helping to purge voter rolls of voters suspected of being non-U.S. citizens.

CBS4–07/14/2012

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Governor Scott Backing Down On E-Verify Campaign Promise

Governor Rick Scott said Wednesday that he is softening his stance on the controversial E-Verify immigration program he championed while running for the Governor’s office in 2010.

CBS4–06/20/2012

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Gov. Scott Signs $70B Budget

With stroke of a pen, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s 2012-2013 budget into law at a St. Johns County elementary school.

CBS4–04/17/2012

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Judge Strikes Down 3% Pension Requirement For State Workers

A state judge has struck down a new law that required public employees to contribute 3-percent of their income to their retirement pensions.

CBS4–03/06/2012

Florida Cycling Laws

Florida Laws to abide by when encountering cyclists http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/laws/ped_bike_bikeLaws1.shtm

CBS4–02/22/2012

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Judge Backs State In Gov’t Worker Pension Fight

Starting Friday, Florida state government workers will have to contribute 3% of their paycheck to their pension fund, despite a court battle on the change which is just getting started. Late Thursday night, a judge blocked efforts to force the state to put aside money to pay that 3% while the battle moves through the court system,

07/01/2011

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Prison Closures To Save Fla. Taxpayers $30M

Six of the state’s prisons may close as early as this June, but their closure won’t mean a get-out-of-jail free card for prisoners, officials said.

CBS4–03/15/2011

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50 Million Americans Have No Health Insurance

A new study from the Kaiser Foundation is giving a grim view of the state of health insurance in the country as 50 million Americans now lack health care.

CBS4–12/28/2010

Katherine Wieland snorkels by the the "Christ of the Abyss" statue, an underwater icon for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State park, off Key Largo, Fla. Named after a former Miami newspaper editor, Pennekamp is the nation's first underwater preserve and is to celebrate its 50th anniversary Dec. 10, 2010. (Photo by Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Celebrations Over for 50th Anniversary Of Underwater Preserve

The 50-year anniversary of America’s first underwater preserve wound up festivities Saturday with formal ceremonies and an environmental expo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

CBS4–12/11/2010