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Does What Happens in Gretna Stay in Gretna?

Updated: 11/04/2011 - Gambling offers sizzle, but lawmakers and other state leaders also made clear this week they are concerned about, well, less-exciting issues. That includes auto insurance, workers-compensation insurance and the always-thorny Citizens Property Insurance.

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Boston College Rallies Around FSU Coach Fisher and Family

Updated: 11/04/2011 - Just before the Boston College Eagles took to the field to play the Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles at Alumni Stadium, FSU Coach Fisher, his wife Candi and their sons came face to face with their football rivals for a more personal exchange.

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Tour Tallahassee’s Historic Cascades Park Area

Updated: 11/04/2011 - Tallahassee’s historic Cascades Park area is emerging from a vision to reality! The public is invited to join the staff of Blueprint 2000 as they host a community tour of Cascades Park on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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Firms to See Jobless Tax go up Jan 1.

Posted: 11/04/2011 - Business owners who two years ago paid $8.40 per employee in unemployment taxes will see their bill go up to $172 starting Jan. 1 as the state continues to reel from a lingering recession, sluggish payroll growth and double digit unemployment.

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FL Supreme Court Sides with WMD in "Taking" Dispute

Posted: 11/04/2011 - In a case watched by developers, environmentalists and government agencies, the Florida Supreme Court sided with the St. Johns River Water Management District in a long-running dispute about the "taking" of property.

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Destination Resort Sponsors Play Defense

Posted: 11/04/2011 - In response to a growing chorus of opposition to the destination resorts casino bill, the lawmakers sponsoring the proposal spent an hour defending it to a roomful of reporters, saying it would better regulate gambling and provide jobs.

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No-Kill Bill: Measure Would Require Keeping Strays Alive

Updated: 11/04/2011 - Stray animals would have to be sent to non-profit no-kill animal rescue organizations instead of euthanized by public shelters under a bill filed in the Legislature by a Republican senator.

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Agriculture Adventures

Posted: 11/04/2011 - More than 250 first graders in Jackson county spent the day in the fields earning about everything from cows to corn. It was a part of the 4H agriculture awareness program.

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Merit Pay Update

Posted: 11/03/2011 - This is the first school year Florida teachers will be evaluated based on their students’ test scores. By 2013, teachers can be fired for back to back years of poor scores and in 2014, pay can be cut if students don’t test well. The merit pay system was adopted to pay the best teachers more, it is unclear if there will be any money for merit raises.

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Another Day in the Life of Rick Scott

Updated: 11/03/2011 - Governor Rick Scott was elected to his first elective office, the Governorship of Florida, one year ago this week. Much of the last year has been on the job training. His successes, and there have been some, are due in part to the Governor’s discipline.

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