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FSU Fights to Retain Faculty

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Ten Professors in FSU's College of Business are leaving for greener pastures.

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Differences Emerge on Budgets as Plans Move Toward Votes

Posted: 03/30/2011 - With the House and Senate both preparing to vote on plans to close a $3.75 billion budget shortfall by the end of this week, attention was quickly turning to differences the two chambers would have to negotiate when conference committees start meeting next month.

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House Again Tries to Eliminate 'Blanie Amendment'

Updated: 03/30/2011 - A House panel agreed that language that prohibits Florida from directly providing tax dollars to religious organizations should be removed from the state constitution. Scholars say the language was an attempt to block Catholic inroads into American culture and keep them from supporting Catholic schools.

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DCF Awards Additional $176,967 to Prevent Homelessness

Posted: 03/30/2011 - Maintaining a commitment to taxpayers and those in need, Sec. David Wilkins allocated an additional $176,967 to organizations successful in assisting Floridians facing homelessness on March 30.

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City of Tallahassee Financial Systems Receive Excellent Audit

Posted: 03/30/2011 - The annual audit of the City’s financial records for the fiscal year provides good news for Tallahassee citizens as it indicates the City's overall financial systems are in order and totally compliant with all pertinent rules and regulations governing municipal finances.

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Fla. Lawmaker Wants Teachers to Grade Parents

Posted: 03/30/2011 - If teachers are being graded for their student’s performance, is it only fair that parents also be held accountable for how well-prepared the student is? That’s the question a House committee pondered on March 29 when it took up HB 255, by Rep. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland.

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[UPDATE] House Panel Votes to End College Faculty Tenure

Posted: 03/30/2011 - After an hour of debate, the House K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee voted March 29 to approve a bill that requires community and state colleges to put new faculty on one-year contracts, effectively eliminating the use of tenure.

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TPD Investigates Walgreens Robbery

Updated: 03/30/2011 - On March 29 at approximately 10:40PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 2009 West Tennessee Street (Walgreens) in reference to a robbery.

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AL House Apologizes for No Prosecution in 1944 Rape

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Alabama House has reached back into history and apologized for the way authorities handled the 1944 rape of a young black woman by a gang of white men as she walked home from church in Abbeville in southwest Alabama.

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Missing BP Laptop Had Personal Data of Claimants

Posted: 03/29/2011 - BP says one of its employees lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill.

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Stricter Standards for Photo Lineups Okayed

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Florida’s law enforcement agencies would face stricter standards on how to administer photo lineups under a bill approved by a House committee on Tuesday.

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Slow Citizens Growth

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A bill that would prohibit Florida's state-backed property insurer from providing coverage on new construction or remodeling of existing homes in environmentally sensitive and high-risk coastal areas is moving forward in the state Senate.

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