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Published on 01/15/13
Updated on 03/13/13
EPA seeks delay on water rules

Environmental groups oppose another delay for new state water pollution rules designed to stop algae from choking state waters.

Published on 11/29/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Florida fails to use funds to help troubled homeowners
Florida is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the number of homes in foreclosure and the number of people on the verge of losing their homes.
Published on 10/22/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Citizens Property Insurance to shrink
Florida insurance regulators have announced the approval of an additional 60,000 policies for removal from the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Published on 09/25/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Man pleads guilty to voter fraud in Fla.
As the debate continues over whether to purge Florida's voting rolls of potential noncitizens before November's election, at least one person faces possible time in prison for voting illegally in 2008.
Published on 09/02/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Judge spurns prison health suit
A public employee union is mulling its options after a judge refused to reopen a lawsuit challenging Florida's plan to privatize prison health care.
Published on 08/31/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Florida education commissioner urges pre-K enrollment
Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson is urging parents to enroll their 4-year-old children in the state's free voluntary pre-kindergarten classes.
Published on 08/09/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Ruling surprises, mobilizes GOP
A much-anticipated ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court sucked the air out of the room this week as all eyes turned to the nation's high court, which bucked odds makers and rejected Florida's challenge to President Barack Obama...
Published on 07/01/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Florida may get flagship
The Florida House on Tuesday readied a bill for a final vote that would name the "Western Union" Florida's flagship. The ship is a 130-foot-long schooner based in Key West, where it is being turned into a floating museum.
Published on 03/07/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Budget disputes mean Florida Legislature may not finish on time
Florida lawmakers may not end their annual session on time.
Published on 02/28/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Chambers at odds over $2.4M claim
The parents of a murdered police informant would be compensated by the city of Tallahassee under a bill filed Friday by a House committee, but a Senate special master has recommended against authorizing the $2.4 million pay...
Published on 02/25/12
Updated on 03/19/13
State worker drug-testing bill advances
A bill that allows state agencies to randomly drug-test their employees was cleared by a final committee on Friday.
Published on 02/25/12
Updated on 03/19/13
House committee OKs state worker drug-testing bill
After a roller-coaster ride through the House, a bill that allows state agencies to randomly drug-test their employees was cleared by a final committee Friday.
Published on 02/24/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Lawmaker resigns over sexy texts to prosecutor

A Democrat lawmaker resigned Friday over suggestive and harassing text messages he sent to a married federal prosecutor using a hidden identity.

Published on 02/24/12
Updated on 03/19/13
State House, Senate ready to spar over Florida's budget
The Florida Senate passed a $71.2 billion budget bill Thursday to set the stage for negotiations on differences with the House during the final two weeks of this year's regular legislative session.
Published on 02/24/12
Updated on 03/19/13