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Scott Makes Personal Calls to Businesses: "Come to Florida"

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Rick Scott may have won Florida's governor's seat by making his main focus job creation. But how is he doing two weeks into his term? Job seekers at the Seminole Futures job fair weigh in on his progress..

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Twitter Town Hall

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Governor Rick Scott is reaching out to all Floridians with a computer and a Twitter account. Scott will host a Twitter Town Hall meeting tonight, from 7:00 to 7:30 EST. As Whitney Ray tells us, the online dialog comes one day after journalists accused Scott’s staff of limiting their access.

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Fla. Board of Governors Meeting

Posted: 01/20/2011 - The board that oversees Florida's public universities has approved an amendment paving the way for higher tuition rates for certain graduate level courses.

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Tallahassee Women Lawyers Honor Two for Pro Bono Work

Posted: 01/20/2011 - On January 19, 2011, during its Women’s Empowerment Series Program, The Power of Pro Bono, Tallahassee Women Lawyers (TWL) kicked off its Inspirational Service Honor program, honoring two women.

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242 Sea Turtles Released into the Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Two hundred forty-two cold-stunned sea turtles removed from St. Joseph Bay this winter were released Wednesday, Jan. 20 into the Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Blas in Gulf County.

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Cannon: No Magic Bullet on Unemployment Tax Increase

Posted: 01/20/2011 - House Speaker Dean Cannon admitted Wednesday that one of the toughest problems lawmakers face - and one for which they don't have an answer right now - is how to pay unemployment compensation.

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Nelson Leans on Scott to Get on Board with Rail

Posted: 01/20/2011 - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson leaned hard on new Gov. Rick Scott on Jan. 19 to punch the state’s ticket for a high speed rail connecting Tampa and Orlando, particularly since the federal government has offered to pay 90 percent of the cost.

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Gay Adoption Not on Scott Admin Agenda Yet

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott said he doesn't have a policy yet on adoptions by gay couples, but reiterated on Wednesday that he believes "adoption should be by a married couple."

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Bondi: Board of Med Can Move on Pill Mills

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Attorney General Pam Bondi said Gov. Rick Scott’s freeze on all new regulations will not hold up her office’s efforts to shutter pain clinics across the state that are dispensing superfluous amounts of prescription pain medicine to patients.

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Nelson, Haridopolos Share Stage for First Time

Updated: 01/20/2011 - Appearing at the same event for the first time since both acknowledged they are running for the U.S. Senate in 2012, Sen. Bill Nelson and Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos each said Jan. 20 that they hoped to be judged in that race by their records in office now.

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Help Elders With Their Utility Bills

Updated: 01/19/2011 - Much of our area was hit with a cold blast last month... and that has some people taking a double take at the amount of their utility bill. One local service is helping the elderly keep the heat on...but skyrocketing bills make it harder to help.

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[UPDATE] Rick Scott Meets the Press

Updated: 01/20/2011 - Governor Rick Scott spent 40 minutes today (1-19) in Tallahassee meeting with newspaper editors and reporters, a group he shunned during the campaign. The full meeting with the press video is attached.

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WCSO Arrests 4 in Drug Bust

Posted: 01/19/2011 - Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office undercover detectives arrested four including three Tallahassee residents Jan. 18 following a drug bust involving the sale and possession of synthetic narcotics.

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FAMU Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Updated: 01/21/2011 - Martin Luther King III, president and chief executive of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, will be the keynote speaker.

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Help Plant an Urban Forest This Arbor Day

Posted: 01/19/2011 - Tallahassee is well known nationally for its spectacular canopy of trees, and this Saturday, Jan. 22, beginning at 9 a.m., citizens will have a unique opportunity to celebrate Arbor Day 2011 by helping reforest one of the community’s favorite urban parks.

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