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Overhaul Moves Patients to Managed Care

Posted: 02/18/2011 - In a proposal that would make sweeping changes to the state’s Medicaid program, lawmakers on Feb. 17 released a bill to move millions of low-income Floridians to HMO-style health plans and put limits on how much the state will spend on the health care program.

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New Limits on Jobless Benefits Moves Ahead in House

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Breaking along party lines, a Republican-dominated House committee Thursday okayed a proposed rewrite of state unemployment compensation laws – cutting eligibility for Florida’s jobless and making it harder to claim benefits.

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Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend Work on Sustainability

Posted: 02/18/2011 - The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend faced a load of financial troubles last year, going as far as closing more than half of its locations, but the group is doing all it can to make sure the remaining clubs stay open.

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Supreme Court Asks for More Judges

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Florida’s high court told lawmakers Thursday, Feb. 17 the state’s judicial system needs 80 additional judges to meet the demands placed on courthouses around the state with foreclosure cases still crowding dockets and employee layoffs creating a backlog of work.

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New Revenue Cap Idea Advances in Florida

Posted: 02/18/2011 - State taxing and spending would be tied to population growth and inflation under a proposal approved Thursday, Feb. 17 by a Senate panel over concerns raised by some about the possible effect on the state’s bond rating and ability to meet critical needs.

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Judge Orders Interior to Move Faster on Drilling Permits

Posted: 02/18/2011 - The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill is ordering the Interior Department to act quickly on five pending deepwater drilling permits.

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Obama Administration Asks Judge to Clarify Health Ruling

Updated: 02/18/2011 - The Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Florida to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

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[UPDATE] Building a Track Around the Governor

Updated: 02/18/2011 - The race is on to claim the high speed rail money Governor Rick Scott told the Federal government the state didn’t want. Now Florida’s congressional delegation is working with cities in counties in Central Florida to come up with a plan to secure the 2.4 billion dollars.

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Temporary Closure of Edenfield Road

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Leon County announces the closure of Edenfield Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, through Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Supreme Court Seeks 80 More Florida Trial Judges

Posted: 02/17/2011 - The Florida Supreme Court says the state needs 80 more trial judges to handle increased workloads caused in part by past budget reductions that cut support staff.

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FAMU and EPA to Collaborate on Green Initiatives

Posted: 02/17/2011 - On Friday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into an agreement with Florida A&M University (FAMU) to support campus greening and sustainability.

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Lawmakers Take a Peek at Potential Pres Candidate - VIDEO

Updated: 02/18/2011 - Senate President Mike Haridopolos delivered on his pledge to bring potential Republican U.S. presidential candidates to Florida Wednesday, Feb. 16 introducing former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to a crowd of mostly GOP lawmakers in the historic state Capitol.

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LCSO Detectives Arrest Three in Drug Investigation

Updated: 02/18/2011 - At approximately 12:30 a.m. on February 17, 2011 Vice Unit detectives from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 4918-B Crawfordville Highway.

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[UPDATE] Black Caucus Not Hopeful After Meeting with Scott

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Despite a cordial meeting with Gov. Rick Scott at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee, members of the legislative black caucus said Tuesday they were not optimistic they would be able to find much common ground with the new governor they all campaigned against.

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Feds, Lawmakers Regroup After Scott Slams Brakes on Rail

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Federal officials and state lawmakers plotted an uncertain path to revive high speed rail in Florida Wednesday, Feb. 17 after Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion that was on the table for a Tampa-to-Orlando bullet train with little notice.

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Same Names

Updated: 02/17/2011 - They are names WCTV evening news viewers know well....Lee Gordon and Angela Howard. And it seems at least two local residents have something pretty big in common with our anchor duo.

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