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State May Avoid Budget Shortfall Next Year

Updated: 08/31/2011 - A new three-year forecast released late Thursday by state economists cautiously predicts that the state might avoid a budget shortfall in 2012.

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FL: Couples Living Together Without Being Married Can Get Arrested

Posted: 08/31/2011 - This may come as a surprise to you, but it is still illegal in Florida to live together as man and woman when you are not married. More surprising is that in the last twelve months, a hundred and four people have been charged with a misdemeanor. One state lawmaker thinks the statute has outlived its purpose

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Rx Drug Monitoring Database

Posted: 08/31/2011 - Pharmacists around the state are scrambling to get their systems in place to report customers who buy powerful painkillers to the Department of Health. The long awaited prescription drug monitoring database goes live at midnight tonight. Soon people who lie to doctors to score massive amounts painkillers will be tracked.

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Debate on Everglades Drilling Revived by Bachmann

Posted: 08/31/2011 - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's recent comment that she would consider allowing more oil drilling in Florida's Everglades has reopened a debate that once seemed closed.

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College Costs: Is It Worth It?

Posted: 08/31/2011 - The cost of college has far outpaced inflation and salary increases in recent years. That dichotomy has left many graduates with crushing student loan debt that severely impacts their quality of life after college, prompting the question; is a bachelor's degree actually worth the cost.

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Gaetz Proposes Moving Redistricting Process Timeline

Posted: 08/31/2011 - The Legislature could consider a constitutional amendment to change the timeline for redistricting votes in an effort to address a barrage of criticism lawmakers have heard as they have traveled across Florida, Senate Reapportionment Chairman Don Gaetz said Tuesday.

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Elex Commission Finds Probable Cause in Siplin Case

Updated: 08/31/2011 - The state's elections commission said it found probable cause to believe Sen. Gary Siplin violated state elections laws in what the Democratic senator's lawyer said were essentially "bookkeeping errors."

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Officer Bitten

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Authorities say a police officer was knocked down and bitten by a man who had been asked to leave a homeless shelter.

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UF: Consumer Confidence Drops in August

Posted: 08/31/2011 - Mounting fear over the nation's economic health both in the short run and the long term dragged down consumer confidence in Florida, which in August fell to the near record low posted at the bottom of the housing bust.

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Jimbo Fisher Talks to Quarterback Club About the Upcoming Season

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Saturday afternoon the Noles kick off the 2011 season against Louisiana-Monroe. For Jimbo Fisher, it'll be a chance to cement himself as one of the top young coaches in the game. WCTV spoke with Fisher before he addressed the Tallahassee Quarterback Club tonight.

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