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Senator: Ban Credit Check for Job Applicants

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Some employers would be barred from doing credit checks on potential hires as part of their decision on whether to give them a job by a bill filed in the Senate by an Orlando Democrat.

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Lawmakers Want Redist Proposals by November

Posted: 09/20/2011 - The House committee charged with redrawing the states political boundaries revealed a little more of its timeline, but it already appeared to fall short of the concessions critics want in calling for the Legislature to move quickly.

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Panel: Do We Need a Caylee's Law?

Updated: 09/20/2011 - In the two months since Orlando resident Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter, an outraged public has prompted Florida lawmakers to file more than a half-dozen bills related to her case.

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Florida Task Force Offers Ideas, Money Saving Tips

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Consolidating the state's highway taxing authorities, creating a new state accountability office and revisiting last year's attempt to deregulate several professions were among ideas suggested by a task force charged with finding additional cost savings in state government.

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McCarty Dramatically Cut Citizens Rate Request

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has dramatically slashed the amount that the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. can charge home and business owners for sinkhole coverage.

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Commercial Drivers Not Allowed to Use Any Kind of Cell Phone

Updated: 09/20/2011 - The National Transportation Safety Board released a recommendation that said anyone with a commercial driver's license should not be allowed to use hand-held or hands-free phones while operating a vehicle.

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Energy Competition Provides Hope for the Future

Updated: 09/19/2011 - The Decathlon pits nineteen international collegiate teams against each other to design, build, and operate the most energy efficient and affordable houses.

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Is Spanking Considered Domestic Violence?

Updated: 09/20/2011 - A local father is accused of spanking his 14-year-old daughter and her mother filed an injunction against him. That poses the question, how far can a parent go to discipline their children before the courts get involved?

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The Start of Redistricting

Updated: 09/19/2011 - After a summer-long public hearing tour, today the state legislature's getting down to business on redistricting. Over the next six months, they'll be carving out Florida's new legislative and congressional district boundaries.

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Lane Closures at Various Locations on Monroe Street

Posted: 09/19/2011 - Motorists traveling Monroe Street between Jefferson Street and Thomasville Road will encounter intermittent delays in the northbound and southbound lanes Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23

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55 Years Strong: Youth Tackle Football Kicks Off Season

Posted: 09/19/2011 - This Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City of Tallahassee’s Messer Sports Complex North will be packed with fun-filled family activities at the fifth annual preseason Tackle Football Jamboree.

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Sense of Place Project Garners Statewide Recognition

Posted: 09/19/2011 - The work of local businesses, citizens, a non-profit organization and city government to create a sense of place in the Midtown Area received statewide acclaim earlier this month when the American Planning Association's Florida Chapter gave the district an Award of Merit.

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