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Increased Insurance Premiums

Updated: 03/06/2012 - Your home insurance rates would increase under legislation moving in the last week of the 2012 legislative session. The bill would cut two billion dollars from the state CAT fund and force private insurers to buy more expensive reinsurance. Those higher costs would be passed on to consumers, but how much your premium would increase is different depending on who you ask.

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College Enrollment Up

Posted: 03/05/2012 - Education is still a priority even during a bad economy. That's what the latest numbers show.

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Florida Budget

Posted: 03/05/2012 - Florida to spend money for interstate warning signs

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Price of Oil Dips, But Gas Prices Still on the Rise

Posted: 03/04/2012 - The price of oil fell slightly after the value of the U.S. dollar increased against the euro. Last week reflected the largest weekly gain for the dollar so far this year. A stronger dollar reduces the appeal of crude oil as a commodity and ultimately pushes oil prices lower.

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Proposed Legislation Raises Concerns for Leon County

Updated: 03/05/2012 - The Florida Senate has proposed a statutory change that would require every county, including Leon, to pay potentially erroneous, old Medicaid bills and withhold counties’ half-cent sales tax distribution for Medicaid on a monthly basis, regardless of the bill’s accuracy.

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House Passes Charter Bill Without Construction Aid

Posted: 03/04/2012 - The House approved a charter school bill Friday without a construction provision favored by the schools, though the sponsor of the Senate version says he hasn't given up on using taxpayer money to provide for construction of charter facilities.

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Florida House Gives UF and FSU More Say on Tuition

Posted: 03/04/2012 - The House approved a measure Thursday that would allow the University of Florida and Florida State University to raise tuition by virtually unlimited amounts, a higher education overhaul that could run into resistance from Gov. Rick Scott even if it passes the Senate.

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Negotiators Bump Key HHS Issues to Budget Bosses

Posted: 03/04/2012 - House and Senate negotiators could not reach agreement Friday about key issues in the roughly $30 billion health and human services budget, including Medicaid rate cuts for hospitals and nursing homes and spending on substance-abuse and mental-health treatment programs.

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