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CDC Confirms Five Florida Swine Flu Cases

Updated: 05/05/2010 - Florida now has five confirmed cases of swine flu, with 17 still pending. The latest two cases are out of Lee and Pinellas counties. State call centers set up to answer people’s questions about swine flu are slammed.

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Bright Futures Weakened

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Florida students on bright futures scholarships will soon have to cough up cash to pay tuition costs.

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Florida Awaits Swine Flu Test Results

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The state is awaiting test results from three people suspected of having swine flu. The tests are being conducted at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Governor Charlie Crist is considering an executive order to bring more Tamiflu into the state as the number of suspected cases continues to rise.

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State Workers Winning Budget Battle

Posted: 04/29/2009 - State workers have fought off 300 million dollars in pay cuts, but they’re not off the hook yet. Higher paid state employees still face a 30 million dollar cut. The cut comes on top of three straight years without a pay raise.

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Southwest Georgia Swine Flu Alert Heightened

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A heightened alert for swine flu has been issued in 14 Southwest Georgia counties , following reports of the first U.S. death from the flu in Texas.

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Swine Flu Preparations Underway in Florida

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The deadly impact of the Swine Flu epidemic in Mexico has many in the U.S. concerned. 40 cases have been identified in 5 states, and at least two Floridians have been tested for swine flu--both coming up negative. While there have not been any reported cases of Swine Flu in Florida, health officials here believe they are ready.

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Smoking Wars Continue in Florida

Posted: 04/24/2009 - More than a hundred employees from Miami Cigarette-maker Dosal rallied at the state capitol today.

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Voting Rights Still a Concern in Florida

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Legislation labeled “Draconian” by voting rights groups is being watered down, but is still alive at the state Capitol. Tells us, the only reason the measure is becoming less punitive is because thousands of Floridians spoke out.

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Public Safety at Risk

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Law enforcement officers say cutting their budget will jeopardize public safety.

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Florida Legislators Looking for Cash

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Several bills the state legislature has voted down for more than a decade could be passed this session. The economic downturn has some lawmakers selling their morals for more state revenue. The governor is even getting in on the action and asking the Seminole Tribe for a billion dollar cash advance to expand gambling.

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Nurses, Police, Teachers Lobby Lawmakers

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Nurses, police officers, and teachers are asking state lawmakers for more money. Stimulus dollars have kept the budget cuts lower than expected, but few state funded programs will avoid the budget ax.

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Eric Brody Claims Bill

Posted: 04/21/2009 - A claims bill for a man injured in a car accident with a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy passed an important Senate committee today...

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