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Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

August 15, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s jobless mark continued its steady run through 2014, holding at 6.2 percent from June to July, the state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. The numbers indicate…

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State drops voter purge

March 27, 2014

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida In an election-year turnaround, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is dropping a problematic voter purge aimed at keeping non-U.S. citizens from casting ballots. In the fall, Secretary of State…


Yes, sir. Florida Legislature has another gun bill

February 5, 2014

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Insurance companies could face tougher penalties if they impose higher rates, refuse to issue or cancel auto or homeowner policies due to gun ownership, under a measure backed…

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State Capital briefs, Feb. 5

February 5, 2014

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TAX CUT BACKED As Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders look to cut $500 million in taxes and fees this year, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would trim taxes on communications…

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The week ahead at the state capital

January 26, 2014

ADVANCES: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2014 Gov. Rick Scott has held a series of appearances across the state to tout pieces of his proposed 2014-15 state budget. As might be expected, the appearances have focused on…

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Scott appoints Lt. Governor

January 14, 2014

Governor Rick Scott has appointed former Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his Lieutenant Governor. The Florida Chamber of Commerce was to congratulate him. “Our experience with former Representative Lopez-Cantera is that he always put families, children, small…