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Scott Child Protection Claims Disputed

During the gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott said child protection has improved under his watch especially compared to that of his opponent former Governor Charlie Crist.

10/16/2014

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New Parasailing Safety Regulations Take Effect

New regulations meant to create safety in the parasailing industry took effect on Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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DOC Launches Transparency Database Of Inmate Deaths

The Department of Corrections (DOC) launched a database Tuesday meant to bring some light to inmate deaths.

09/09/2014

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State Senator Wants Students To Take Financial Literacy

Sen. Dorothy Hukill plans to keep trying to get legislation passed which would require all Florida students to take a course in financial literacy.

09/08/2014

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Child Death Review Panel Sets Ambitious Agenda

The state panel charged with reviewing child deaths set an ambitious agenda Thursday against a tight deadline in hopes of reducing as many child deaths as possible.

08/28/2014

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Detzner: No Special Congressional Elections Until 2015

Proposed special elections in the seven congressional districts redrawn by the Legislature earlier this week would have to wait until at least spring of next year, Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office said in a court filing Friday.

08/15/2014

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USF Researchers Identify First Set Of Remains From Dozier School

University of South Florida researchers on Thursday announced they had identified the first set of remains exhumed from 55 unmarked graves at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a now-closed Panhandle reform school.

08/07/2014

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Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session

The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children.

05/12/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

E-Cigarette Bill Draws Fire

Nobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. But an effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.

03/27/2014

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Performance Could Alter University Funding

Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state’s 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it.

02/11/2014

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