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Utility Dollars to be Returned

Posted: 12/07/2011 - The City of Tallahassee wants to help local businesses make ends meet, but Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor says struggling residents are being left out in the cold.

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Foster Care Education Overhaul Heads to Senate Floor

Posted: 12/07/2011 - A bill that would revamp how kids in Floridas foster care system are educated won unanimous support from the Senate Children and Families committee on Wednesday and now heads to the Senate floor.

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Scott Trims Government to Fund Schools

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Governor Rick Scott today proposed spending about one hundred dollars a year more per student and paying for it by closing prisons and slicing benefits for medicaid recipients.

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Masked Men in the State Capitol

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Law enforcement officers trying to stop PIP or Personal Injury Protection fraud have more work than they can handle. They’re asking state lawmakers for help. Undercover officers were at the state capitol telling lawmakers what needs to be done to stop PIP fraud.

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Temporary Cold Night Shelter Open Tonight 12-7

Posted: 12/07/2011 - With low temperatures forecasted to drop to near or below 35 degrees for three or more hours tonight, Dec. 7, a team of area human service agencies, local government and the faith-based community will once again open the temporary cold night shelter.

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USF Library Evacuated After Grenade Found

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Campus police evacuated parts of the University of South Florida library after workers found an old grenade in a box with other donated items.

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Florida Debt Drops in 2011

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Posted: 12/07/2011 - Belt tightening and reduced tax collections prompted a $500 million dip in Florida's $27.7 billion bond debt.

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Save On Your Electric Bill

Updated: 12/07/2011 - Tis the season to be jolly ... And have high electricity costs. Here are tips to trim household energy costs.

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Fla. Gov. Unveils Proposed Budget for 2012

Updated: 12/08/2011 - Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants more money for schools but he's proposing $4.6 billion in spending cuts for other parts of the state budget to get it.

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AIF, Construction Groups Say Casinos Will Create Jobs

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Associated Industries of Florida and construction-industry groups Tuesday touted bills that would allow major resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, saying the proposals would help a building industry that has been hammered by job losses in recent years.

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Scott Mum on FRS Plans in Budget Proposal

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott refused to specifically confirm reports that his proposed budget won't include higher payments into the Florida Retirement system for state workers.

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Scott: Why is Citizens Insuring New Construction?

Posted: 12/07/2011 - In what is likely to make builders and other trade groups a little nervous, Gov. Rick Scott asked the head of the state-backed property insurer why the government-backed company should offer coverage to those who want to build new houses near the beach.

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Bill Could Block Drug Felons From Getting Welfare

Posted: 12/07/2011 - A Senate Republican has filed a bill that would block people convicted on felony drug charges from being eligible for welfare benefits unless they can prove they have completed drug-treatment programs.

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Cities Outline Wish List

Posted: 12/07/2011 - The Florida League of Cities outlined a list of legislative priorities, urging Senate Community Affairs Committee members to avoid the temptation to restrict the ability of local officials to levy taxes.

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