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Sink: Continue Fight for BP Cash

Posted: 12/22/2010 - With only a couple weeks left in her term, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink urged her successor and other Cabinet members to keep BP's feet to the fire.

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Fla. Grew 17% in Decade, Gets 2 News Seats in Congress

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Even with the boom slowing, Florida still grew 17 percent in the last decade and will gain additional congressional clout, getting two more seats in Congress, Census officials announced Tuesday (Dec. 21).

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Putnam Makes Staff Hires

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Incoming Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Tuesday named top staffers who will accompany when he takes office next month.

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Scott Team Wants Vouchers, Merit Pay

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Fla. schools should enact a number of changes championed by former Gov. Bush, including expanding school choice, eliminating teacher job protection and basing educators’ pay on student performance, members of Gov.-elect Scott’s transition team said.

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Scott Advisers Blast Prison System and Juvenile Justice

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Advisers to Gov.-elect Rick Scott called Tuesday for sweeping overhauls to the juvenile justice and prisons system, ridiculing both as failing to meet the needs of those confined to them while also wasting millions of taxpayers’ dollars.

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Scott Transition Recommends Merging DOT, DEP, DCA

Updated: 12/22/2010 - Three high-profile state agencies could be combined under a proposal released this week by Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s transition team that calls for the state departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection and Community Affairs to be merged.

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UPKUDO's Youngest Sensei

Posted: 12/21/2010 - One local pre-teen is using her sharp hand movements and hook kicks to make history in a unique style of martial art.

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Scott Names Top Staff Picks

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Gov.-elect Rick Scott began naming top staffers on Tuesday, selecting mostly campaign loyalists and newcomers to state government as he gears up to take over from Gov. Charlie Crist in two weeks.

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Donations of Bikes and Other Goodies For the Needy

Posted: 12/21/2010 - The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and several members of the community contributed to the Wakulla County Coalition for Youth (WCCY) to allow the Coalition to acquire 12 new bicycles for Wakulla County families in time for Christmas.

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Florida Gains Clout

Updated: 12/21/2010 - New Census data shows Florida’s population has grown by 17.6 percent to 18 point eight million over the last ten years. The growth will give Florida 2 more seats in Congress starting in 2012, and two more electoral votes in deciding who is elected President. The political battle now will be deciding where those seats are drawn.

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[UPDATE] FWC Seeks Information in Bear Killing

Updated: 12/22/2010 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public’s help to determine who killed a young female black bear found in the Apalachicola National Forest on Dec. 14. Story updated with pictures of bear.

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Gulf Spill Suit Lawyers Want Claims Czar Reined In

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Lead plaintiffs attorneys in lawsuits over the Gulf oil spill say BP is calling the shots on handling of the $20 billion victims compensation fund and fund administrator Ken Feinberg is doing the company's bidding.

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Wildfire Destroys Mobile Home in Madison County

Updated: 12/21/2010 - On Monday afternoon (Dec. 20), personnel from the Florida Division of Forestry, City of Madison Fire Department, and Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wildfire off of Levy Road in Madison.

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Fla. Could Gain 2 House Seats in New Census

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Florida could gain two congressional seats as a result of the latest U.S. Census, giving the state greater influence in presidential elections.

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Ombudsman Gets Record Number of Complaints

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Complaints are up while the number of volunteers and staff are down in the office that oversees quality control in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the state.

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Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Felina Martin, the WCTV party-planning guru has the perfect tips to keep you on a budget and bursting with fun as the host or hostess of a holiday get-together.

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Scott Transition Gets Health Care Reccs

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Some of the work of the state’s health care agencies should be consolidated, the state should push for repeal of the federal health care law, and shifting of Medicaid patients to managed care should continue, Gov.-elect Scott’s health care transition team recommended.

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Charlie Crist: Exit Interview

Updated: 12/21/2010 - Charlie Crist made history by becoming the first modern Florida governor not to run for re-election. As he prepares to leave office, he's looking back on his four years in Tallahassee with pride.

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Libertarian Party To Fight Red Light Cameras

Updated: 12/21/2010 - Another Tallahassee intersection is set up to be watched by big brother- But one political party is leading the race to ban red light cameras altogether.

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