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Budget Turkeys Gobble up Tax Dollars

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Even with a six billion dollar shortfall lawmakers found a way to slip 15 million dollars worth of questionable spending into the state budget. TaxWatch, a government watchdog group, is asking the governor to veto the spending items that make up its annual “turkey” list.

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Florida's Unemployment Rate Drops, Slightly

Posted: 05/22/2009 - There’s a small sign tonight, that Florida’s economy maybe turning around. For the first time in nearly three years the state’s unemployment rate has fallen. Statewide unemployment is at 9.6 percent down two-tenths of a percentage points from March. The drop is providing hope for the 885,000 Floridians searching for jobs.

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Probation for McCain volunteer in fake Pa. attack

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A former John McCain campaign volunteer who falsely claimed she was attacked in Pittsburgh because she had the candidate's bumper sticker on her car has been sentenced to nine months of probation.

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Small Business Financial Help

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Florida's small businesses have been especially hard hit by the economic downturn. Which is why the state is about to give them nearly a hundred million dollars in tax credits. But, not everyone qualifies.

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Budget Veto Trap

Posted: 05/21/2009 - State workers, transportation groups and the NRA are asking Governor Charlie Crist to veto spending items. If Crist vetoes the spending cuts and trust fund raids education funding would suffer. As

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A New Front in the Water Wars

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A legal battle over water that began in 1990 is closer to ending. A Federal Judge in Jacksonville is now considering whether to order the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing more water from dams in Georgia for use in Alabama and Florida. A drought saw more water going to supply Atlanta while fish stocks in Florida suffered.

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Property Insurance

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Fla. senator wants insurance chief to resign.

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Gas Tax Discussions

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Tallahassee and Leon County leaders meet about the proposed gas tax and how the revenue should be shared.

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McCollum's Cyber Safety PSA Called into Question

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A two million dollar public service announcement featuring Florida’s Attorney General and Gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum has Democrats in an uproar. The PSA was taken off the air Friday. McCollum announced his campaign for Governor two days later. Democrats say McCollum is using taxpayer money to promote his political career.

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