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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

(Source: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Launches Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase

Florida is launching a statewide Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase to help track and conserve this once bountiful resource.

03/08/2015

Lucky Money lottery game logo (Source: floridalottery.com)

Lucky Money Jackpot Jumps To $2 Million

The “Lucky Money” jackpot rose to $2 million dollars for Tuesday’s drawing.

03/07/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Senate Democrats Push Anti-Discrimination Bills

Democratic lawmakers in the Florida Senate are demanding new anti-discrimination laws meant to protect gays, pregnant women and former felons.

03/05/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury Reporting

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.

03/03/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: 2015 Florida Legislative Session Preview

State lawmakers convene the 60-day 2015 Florida Legislative Session on March 3rd. Jim sits down with State Senator Chris Smith (D-Broward) and State Representative Erik Fressen (R-Miami-Dade) for a preview of what might transpire in Tallahassee.

CBS4–02/23/2015

The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana 'Blue Dream' is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

In A Twist, Fight For Medical Pot Goes To Florida Statehouse

The topic of medical marijuana continues to be a major talking point in the state of Florida.

02/22/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obamacare: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Doom Federal Subsidies For Floridians?

After its very rocky roll out, Obamacare is taking off. And nowhere is enrollment higher than here in Florida. One-point-one million Floridians have signed up this year. But now, as CBS4’s Rick Folbaum explained, the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case that could all but strip Florida residents of the healthcare safety net they’ve only just been able to afford.

CBS4–02/13/2015

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Report Describes Horrific Treatment, Deaths At Reform School

A newly released report on a now closed Florida reform school gives a deeper look into the long history of horrific treatment of their students.

02/05/2015

(Courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey Ouster

Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.

02/04/2015

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