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Senator Files Bottle Water Bill

Posted: 01/05/2012 - Bottling companies extracting huge amounts of water from beneath Florida's soil would pay a 5-cent a gallon fee for the doing so under a measure filed by Sen. Mike Bennett , R-Bradenton.

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Back to School a Little Earlier?

Posted: 01/05/2012 - Four years after lawmakers voted to prevent school districts from eating into summer vacations, a bill by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, would allow officials to push forward the start of school in the fall.

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Iowa Results Could Recast Florida Presidential Race

Posted: 01/05/2012 - With his surprise showing in the Iowa caucuses, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum might have won himself a second look from voters in Florida's Jan. 31 primary.

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Court Blocks Cuts For Disabled For Now

Posted: 01/05/2012 - A Miami-Dade County circuit judge has issued a preliminary injunction against a plan by the state Agency for Health Care Administration to slice millions of dollars in payments to facilities that serve people with developmental disabilities.

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OIR: Workers Comp System Healthy

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Posted: 01/05/2012 - Florida's workers' compensation system, once the target of business groups angered over skyrocketing rates, is financially healthy and -- unlike property insurance remains almost entirely in the private market-- according to an annual report released Wednesday by state regulators.

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High Court Asked to Resolve Tuition Power Dispute

Posted: 01/05/2012 - Arguing that the Legislature "resisted its loss of power,'' a group that includes former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham wants the Florida Supreme Court to resolve a long-running dispute about the power of the university system's Board of Governors to set tuition and fees.

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Scott: Still Not Endorsing GOP Candidate

Posted: 01/05/2012 - Gov. Rick Scott declined to endorse a Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday after Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses narrowly over Rick Santorum.

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Proposed Citizens Changes

Posted: 01/04/2012 - There are 1.5 million Citizens Property Insurance Customers and a thousand more are added each day. Citizens doesn’t have near enough money to pay claims if a major storm hits Florida. When the 2012 legislative session begins next week lawmakers will consider several bills to lessen the state’s risk.

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Second Harvest Needs Volunteers for Saturday Produce Gleaning

Posted: 01/04/2012 - On Saturday, January 7th from 9a.m. – NOON, America’s Second Harvest needs volunteers to help pick fresh vegetables at Lott’s Community Garden located 11.3 miles East of Tallahassee’s Capital Circle on Highway 27 South.

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Tallahassee Walk to Defeat ALS

Posted: 01/04/2012 - On February 24th, supporters of Dave Bitner, Jimmy Everett and countless others will come together in downtown Tallahassee at Adams Street to participate in the inaugural Tallahassee Walk to Defeat ALS.

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BOE Grades FL High Schools

Updated: 01/04/2012 - Florida's high school students aren't the only ones trying to make the grade. The Florida Department of Education released grades Wednesday for each of the state's public high schools. The grades take into account a school's F-CAT performance along with other factors such as graduation rate and participation in advanced classes.

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FAMU Students Bring Holiday Cheer to Families in the ‘Big Easy’

Posted: 01/04/2012 - It has been six years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, yet there is still a need for assistance. The purpose of the trip was to bring toys for the children affected by the hurricane, and volunteer at the local community centers.

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Community Foundation Announces 2011 Grants

Posted: 01/04/2012 - The Community Foundation of North Florida announced today the award of $124,000 in grants from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund. The grants were made to fund 5 local projects each fostering an informed, engaged community.

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Successful FAMU Grads

Updated: 01/04/2012 - Two FAMU business majors have taken the "un" out of the uncertain job market.

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