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AIF Joins Battle Over Who Pays Tobacco Settlement

Posted: 02/22/2011 - One of the state’s largest business lobbies is calling for lawmakers to add a Miami cigarette maker to Florida’s 1997 settlement with the tobacco industry.

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Flores: Ultrasound Bill to Return

Posted: 02/22/2011 - Sen. Anitere Flores said there will be a measure filed this year requiring more women to first see and hear about ultrasound images before having an abortion.

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Legislators to Vote on "Baggy Pants" Bill

Updated: 02/22/2011 - Belts and high-rise may be the new words in fashion...at least for those who want to stay on the right side of the law. That's because Florida Lawmaker's are set to vote on a baggy pants bill during the next legislative session.

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Scott Stands Firm Against Rail as Veto-Proof Goes Poof

Posted: 02/21/2011 - While backers rallied Monday in Tampa and officials in Washington continued working on plans that did not involve state approval, Gov. Rick Scott reiterated his objection to accepting federal money for high speed rail in central Florida, even if the state is not involved.

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Quincy Burglary Arrests

Updated: 02/22/2011 - Burglars have run rampant in Gadsden County, now investigators have netted several of the suspected thieves.

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Train Race Speeds Up

Posted: 02/21/2011 - Supporters of building a high speed rail from Tampa to Orlando have until Friday to convince the feds to fork over 2.4 billion federal dollars Governor Rick Scott turned down last week. As Whitney Ray tells us, the goal is to convince the governor to change his mind or get the feds to give the money to an outside government entity.

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Visit Florida Pushes for Repeat Visitors

Posted: 02/21/2011 - Pretty soon students will be out of school across the country, families will be taking trips, and Visit Florida hopes they make their way to the Sunshine State.

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[UPDATE] Putnam Plans to Expand Access to Nutritious Foods in Schools

Updated: 02/22/2011 - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced today, Feb. 21 his plans to improve school health and nutrition and enable schools to access and serve high quality and nutritious foods, including locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Tallahassee was High On The Hog At PigFest

Posted: 02/21/2011 - Folks pigged out at PigFest over the weekend while enjoying a BBQ cook off, music festival, battle of the bands, an arts and crafts market, car show and a bike show.

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Interim Dean Chosen for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Posted: 02/21/2011 - John R. Collier, a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, has been named interim dean of the college.

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Police and Fire Officials Blast Pension Bills

Posted: 02/21/2011 - Police and fire union representatives filled a Senate workshop Friday, Feb. 18 to criticize a pair of bills dramatically overhauling public pensions in Florida, a key cost-saving plan pushed by Gov. Rick Scott and top lawmakers.

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Feinberg Still Not Satisfying Fla. Businesses

Posted: 02/21/2011 - Business owners affected by the BP spill continued to vent to lawmakers on Friday, Feb. 18 about not having been paid quickly enough and getting little feedback on why some claims are denied.

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