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Commissioners Debate Roadways

Posted: 11/18/2010 - Newly-elected Washington Co. Commissioner Todd Abbott recommended hiring a public works director to supervise the day-to-day operations of the department, however, the motion caused quite bit of debate before narrowly passing by a 3-to-2 vote.

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Redistricting Lawsuits Helped by GOP Senators' Cash

Updated: 11/18/2010 - The voters may have spoken, but at least one senator says he may not be finished in his quest to derail a pair of constitutional amendments that will change the way political boundaries are drawn.

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New Rule May Trip Up Final Wilson Bill

Posted: 11/18/2010 - A new rule in the Florida Senate puts in question the fate of a claims bill for a man whose wife was killed in a medical mistake because the measure’s sponsor is headed to Congress.

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Senate GOP Moderates an Endangered Species

Posted: 11/18/2010 - The Florida Senate’s political right turn was marked on its opening day by the occasional red light – with a dwindling number of Republican moderates voting ‘no’ on several veto overrides sought by leaders.

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[UPDATE] Fatal Accident in Tallahassee

Updated: 11/18/2010 - The Leon County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the area today, November 18, where a pedestrian was recently struck and killed.

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Tea Party May Stall Rail Projects Under Scott

Updated: 11/18/2010 - Despite Florida’s popularity with federal transportation officials as a hub for rail projects, the unpopularity of trains with many voters who helped elect Gov.-elect Rick Scott could bring projects to a screeching halt once Scott gets to work.

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Scott Takes Aim at DMS

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Barely two weeks after election day, and Governor-Elect Rick Scott has already scored a legislative victory. During Tuesday's special session , lawmakers agreed to hold off on chipping away at Scott's power. But, as Troy Kinsey explains, the new governor won't have much time.

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[UPDATE] Medicaid Reform

Updated: 11/18/2010 - Medicaid eats up 20 billion state dollars every year. That’s about a third of the state’s total budget, and lawmakers are looking for ways to lower the cost without drastically cutting services.

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Florida Receives an "F" On March of Dimes Premature Report Card

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The March of Dimes has released its yearly report on premature birth rates in the U.S. and Florida did not fare well. Eyewitness News reporter Jennifer Milton has more on its findings and introduces us to a family with quite a story to tell.

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Fate of Claims Bills Still Unknown

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Every year Floridians injured by some branch of govenrment lobby to have compensation rules changed. At the moment, the max awarded is 200,000 dollars without legislative intervention, but cases like Rachel Hoffman, a Tallahassee informant who lost her life in a drug deal gone bad, have some wishing to see the cap raised.

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Opening The Foreclosure Proceedings

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The First Amendment Foundation got wind of closed door foreclosure hearings and asked the Florida Supreme Court to take action.

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Tallahassee Museum Gains New Expertise

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The Tallahassee Museum recently elected three new individuals to the Museum’s Board of Trustees during the annual corporate meeting.

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Video: Paula Dockery Addresses Tea Party Activists

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, addressed tea party activists at the Capitol on Tuesday, and complained about committee assignments, while addressing other topics.

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