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Year's First Major Tort Bill Sails in Senate Judiciary

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Automakers would be granted more protection from lawsuit losses in crash cases under a measure that got its first committee hearing Tuesday, Jan. 11, in a battle pitting business groups and the Republican-led Legislature against trial attorneys.

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Local Technology Business Breaks Ground in Tallahassee

Updated: 01/12/2011 - High-Performance Magnetics, formerly known as Cable In Conduit Engineering Fabrication & Test, broke ground today (1/12) on its production facility located just north of the Compass Pointe building at the Tallahassee Regional Airport.

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House Panel Starts Rules Review With Uniforms, Yogurt

Posted: 01/12/2011 - A House subcommittee pledged Tuesday, Jan. 11, to scour state agencies to eliminate rules and regulations that could interfere with Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature’s push to create jobs.

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PSC Tackles Host of FPL Issues in Brown's First Meeting

Posted: 01/12/2011 - With a new commissioner aboard, the Florida Public Service Commission took up a host of issues involving the state's largest power company that it had put off for months due to a legal dispute between the company and a former commissioner.

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Scott's Got a Deal - And Promises to Work With Senate

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott joined the Senate Republican caucus for appetizers Tuesday night (1/11) a block from the Capitol, hinting that he would soon announce that he'd landed his first big business deal, with an out-of-state company poised to begin operations in Florida.

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Fla. Agriculture Officials: Many Consumers Don't Go Back in the Water

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Seafood consumption continues to be affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill as consumers remain wary of seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico in general and Florida in particular, state agriculture officials told a Senate committee Monday, Jan. 12.

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Leon County Legislative Delegation Meeting

Posted: 01/11/2011 - State representatives and community members gathered at the Leon County Courthouse to get to work on some issues and concerns in the area.

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Don't Ask Gun Bill Introduced

Updated: 01/11/2011 - Doctors and other medical providers would be barred from asking patients - or the parents of child patients - if they have guns in their home under a measure that promises a major showdown between powerful lobbying groups.

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State Officials Not Immune from Threats

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Acts by mentally unstable people against Government officials are rare but not uncommon, and Florida politicians experience threats on a regular basis. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, most say it comes with the job.

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Gaming Expansion a Gamble

Posted: 01/11/2011 - A major gaming expansion is on the table in Florida as lawmakers begin to weigh the pros and cons of bringing Las Vegas Style Casino Resorts to the Sunshine State. The conversation begins almost a year after the legislature gave exclusive rights to expanded gambling to the Seminole Tribe. As Whitney Ray tells us, breaking the compact could cost Florida a billion dollars.

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Yellow Bullhead from Crystal River is New State Record

Posted: 01/11/2011 - A yellow bullhead caught in the Crystal River on Dec. 17 is the new state record for that species, a type of catfish, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists.

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Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes

Posted: 01/11/2011 - All Leon County offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. County parks and community centers will remain open.

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