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Pension Contributions Looming

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Payday will come one day early for state workers this week. The Thursday pay checks will be the last state workers receive without an automatic three percent pay deduction for their retirement plans, unless, a lawsuit on behalf of teachers and police officers to block the contributions is successful.

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Ladies Day At the Shooting Range

Posted: 06/29/2011 - A study by The National Victim Center shows one out of every three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. Some local ladies are taking steps to protect themselves.

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Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes

Updated: 07/03/2011 - All Leon County offices and libraries, with the exception of Parks and Recreation facilities, will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All County parks will remain open.

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Celebrate America on July 4!

Posted: 06/29/2011 - The City of Tallahassee is ready to “Celebrate America” with the annual July 4 festival Monday at Tom Brown Park.

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CEO Named at George E. Weems Memorial Hospital

Posted: 06/29/2011 - The Board of Directors of George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce they have selected Davie Lloyd to be the next Chief Executive Officer of the hospital.

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[UPDATE] Challenging the Rick Scott Rule Freeze

Updated: 06/30/2011 - A lawsuit filed against Gov. Rick Scott accuses him of overstepping his constitutional authority by suspending rule-making by state agencies was heard by the Florida Supreme Court.

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City Manager Releases Proposed FY2012 Budget

Posted: 06/29/2011 - City Manager Anita Favors Thompson today released the recommended $724.9 million fiscal year 2012 budget for review and action by the Tallahassee City Commission. The proposed FY2012 budget calls for no increase in the City’s millage rate.

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FSU Biologist Discovers New Plant Genus

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Using a state-of-the-art electron microscopy at Florida State University, FSU biologist Akshinthala K.S.K. Prasad recently identified a new diatom genus and species, and he didn’t have to look far to find it.

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[UPDATE] Scott Approves New Boarding School

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Marking his final bill action of the 2011 session, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that creates a state-funded, statewide boarding school for at-risk youth, but added a caveat that he was concerned about the cost to taxpayers.

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Medicaid Overhaul Sheds Patient Counseling

Posted: 06/29/2011 - When Florida lawmakers approved a Medicaid overhaul last month, they decided almost all beneficiaries should enroll in HMOs or other types of managed-care plans, but more quietly, lawmakers also rejected a program aimed at helping beneficiaries navigate the managed-care system.

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Progress Repairs May Cost Consumers

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Progress Energy could seek to pass along hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs to customers because of a massive repair project at a Crystal River nuclear plant.

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[UPDATE] FSU's Chief Osceola/Renegade Still in Running

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Florida State fans rallied behind Chief Osceola/Renegade successfully advancing the tradition to the next round of the ESPN.com-hosted bracket-style tournament, beating LSU’s Mike the Tiger.

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FSUPD: 10K Worth of Copper Stolen From FSU

Posted: 06/29/2011 - A large amount (approximately $10,000 worth) of copper tubing and fittings were stolen out of construction trailers at a construction site, according to the Florida State University Police Department.

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State Layoffs Prompt Regional Volunteer Effort

Posted: 06/29/2011 - As pink slips continue to go out to state workers who make up an inordinate part of the north Florida economy, business and civic leaders on Tuesday unveiled a web-based clearinghouse to help jobless government employees find work, pay the bills and deal with the emotional trauma that comes with being laid off.

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Rubio-Jacksonville Office

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Authorities are trying to determine whether there's a link between powdery substances sent to the Jacksonville offices of Florida's senators.

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