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1 hr ago | WESH-TV
Lawyers duked it out in the courtroom Wednesday over Florida's new congressional maps.
5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
New campaign finance reports filed on Friday show that the Republican Party of Florida raised nearly $15 million between April and Aug. 21. The Florida Democratic Party raised $13.3 million during the same time period.
9 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Reforms announced for FL prison system The gruesome details of an inmate's death is sparking changes in the Florida prison system.
13 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
Two relatively unknown Democrats head into next week's primary for attorney general with the hope that their low-profile campaigns will be enough to win them the right to challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi .
13 hrs ago | CBS Local
The biggest races this year are the Democratic primaries for governor, between Charlie Crist and Nan Rich; and the race for attorney general between George Sheldon and Perry Thurston.
15 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers
The father of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who was mauled to death by dogs now faces child neglect charges.
16 hrs ago | Government Executive
The state that's well known for hurricanes and alligators has another high-profile natural worry on its list: the possibility that the Earth could, at any moment, gobble up a whole neighborhood.
17 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach
On Thursday, in a 33-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida's Northern District in Tallahassee became the fifth judge in the state to rule against the same-sex marriage ban.
The top official of Florida's state-backed property insurer stepped forward yesterday to defend his organization's international travel, arguing it was necessary to conclude a $3.1 billion risk transfer plan.
A group of county commissioners in Florida is testing a recent Supreme Court decision by banning atheists from delivering an invocation before local public meetings.
With his district one of the main flash points in the fight over Florida's invalidated congressional map, GOP Rep. Daniel Webster has established a special legal-expense fund to solicit donations to help pay for his court fights.
An estimated 17,000 Floridians will share more than $1 billion from the record $17 billion settlement announced today between the Justice Department and Bank of America.
To paraphrase a hackneyed John McCain phrase, Rick Scott has been spending more money than a drunken sailor on the 2014 campaign trail, and he made his boldest funding proposal of the campaign this morning, announcing an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion.
Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis heard arguments Wednesday about whether to throw out the Florida Legislature's redrawn congressional map, which critics say unfairly advantages Republicans, hurts minority voters and is unconstitutional.
PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion Governor Rick Scott said, "I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida's per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state's history.
The event concluded Tuesday afternoon one day before classes started in the 2014 fall semester and exactly 50 years after the first classes were held at the school.
Ryan Hamilton might not have seen the Nissan Altima coming outside of his home in New Jersey.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:40 pm
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