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Barreto Announces He Will Step Down as FWC Chairman

Posted: 04/07/2011 - FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto announced April 7 he will step down from the post he has held for six one-year terms, although Barreto will continue to serve as chairman until the board selects its next leader and will remain on the board until his five-year term ends in August.

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Florida Senate Votes For Austere Budget Bill

Posted: 04/07/2011 - State spending would drop by about $4 billion under a budget approved by the Florida Senate. The chamber voted 33-6 for its 69.8 billion spending bill on April 7. The House was set to vote on its version later in the day.

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Senate Moves Closer to House on Medicaid HMO Profits

Posted: 04/07/2011 - Inching toward agreement on a Medicaid overhaul, a Senate committee on April 6 eliminated a proposal that would have required HMOs to spend 90 percent of the money they receive on patient care.

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Bill Exempts Photos, Video of Death From Public Record

Posted: 04/07/2011 - The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 13-0 on April 6 in favor of a bill (HB 411) that exempts videos, photos or audio recordings depicting someone dying from Florida’s open records laws. It matches an existing law that exempts autopsy photos or videos from open records laws.

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Senate Budget Eases Up on Govt Worker Health Care

Posted: 04/07/2011 - Still grappling with health-insurance costs, the Florida Senate on April 6 decided rank-and-file employees should escape a large increase in premiums next year --- but could see their benefits trimmed.

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Hundreds Rally Against APD Cuts

Posted: 04/07/2011 - A hastily-assembled rally against cuts to programs that care for the developmentally disabled drew hundreds of people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to protest Gov. Rick Scott’s emergency order last week to slash payments to disability service providers.

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South Florida Man Convicted for Armed Drug Trafficking

Updated: 04/07/2011 - Lawrence Berry, Jr., 44, of Opalocka, was convicted of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking offenses, and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction, announced Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

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Diseased Trees Tumble Across Tallahassee

Updated: 04/07/2011 - Roaring winds ripped through south Georgia and North Florida landing many trees in driveways, across roads and even on homes. Because of it, some homeowners learned the hard lesson that even trees can get sick. Folks are now looking up and thinking twice.

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Cannon Scales Back Major Court Reforms

Posted: 04/06/2011 - In response to criticism from court officials and other “stakeholders”, House Speaker Dean Cannon on Wednesday scaled back ambitious court reform proposals by jettisoning a bill making it harder for elected judges to stay in office.

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[UPDATE] Senate Moderates Florida Public Employee Pension Bill

Updated: 04/07/2011 - New plans to ask state employees to contribute to their pensions and increase their contribution to their health insurance emerged from the Senate as lawmakers began debate on a spending plan that some veteran legislators said was perhaps the toughest they had ever considered.

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FSU and VSU Baseball Fans Are Ready for a Match up

Posted: 04/06/2011 - It's not everyday that Florida State and Valdosta State cross paths in athletics. But when VSU heard there was a chance to come to Tallahassee and play in one of the biggest games in the programs history, they jumped at the chance.

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Nurses Rally at the Capitol for Safety Net Hospital Funding

Posted: 04/06/2011 - More than a hundred Florida nurses gather at the state capitol hoping to convince state legislators to approve funding for a South Florida safety-net hospital. Hospital staff members say Governor Scott is withholding those funds, which were promised to them in 2010.

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Poll Finds FL Governor Unpopular

Posted: 04/06/2011 - Governor Rick Scott’s job approval rating has stayed the same, at 35 percent, but according to a Quinnipiac Poll released today (4-6), the percentage of voters who disapprove of the new governor has more than doubled.

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Innovation Park Gets Settlement

Posted: 04/06/2011 - Innovation Park board has reached a settlement agreement in relation to embezzlement by a former officer manager.

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Disability Cuts Anger Medicaid Patients

Posted: 04/06/2011 - Hundreds of disabled people are calling on Governor Rick Scott to restore money he cut last week from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. People with mental retardation, cerebral palsy and spina bifida were at the capitol protesting the emergency cuts. They invited the governor, but he left the capitol before the rally began.

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Gadsden County Administrator Terminated

Updated: 04/06/2011 - Gadsden County Administrator Johnny Williams is out of a job. According to Assistant County Administrator Arthur Lawson, the commissioners recently evaluated Williams' performance and he rated a 2.6 out of 5 based on his job performance.

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