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Scrap Metal Legislation Hurting Recycling Centers

Posted: 07/06/2012 - A new state law may significantly reduce scrap metal theft by better regulating sales. But the new guidelines also create a new set of challenges for small communities and recycling businesses.

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Debate: Should Ex-Felons Voting Rights be Restored?

Posted: 07/03/2012 - In Florida, convicted felons aren't allowed to vote for at least seven years after they've completed their sentence. Even then, they have to apply to have their voting rights restored, and there's no guarantee they'll succeed. It's one of the nation's most restrictive post-release policies, and critics say it may be endangering public safety.

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Rick Scott Says 'No' to Implementing Federal Health Care Law

Updated: 07/02/2012 - Despite the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal health care reform law, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he won't be implementing it, at least for now. He's holding out hope the law will be repealed before January 2014. That's when states will be legally bound to follow it. It's a hope that almost completely depends on a republican victory in November.

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Political News: Health Care Ruling Coming

Posted: 06/24/2012 - Obama, Romney seek advantage on health care ruling...New ad by pro-Obama PAC targets Romney over Bain...Obama key figure in Senate race featuring ex-govs...Gov., Dems announce deal on remaining CA budget...

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Poll: Obama Leading in Florida

Posted: 06/21/2012 - President Barack Obama holds a small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney among Florida voters in a new poll.

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George LeMieux Drops Out of Fla. U.S. Senate Race

Posted: 06/20/2012 - One of the candidates in Florida's U.S. Senate race has dropped out. George LeMieux says his hopes of returning to Washington have been dashed by his chief rival's mountain of money and name recognition.

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Committee Poised for Contempt Vote Against Holder

Posted: 06/20/2012 - A House committee is poised to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over more Justice Department documents on a flawed gun-smuggling probe.

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Another Lawsuit Filed in Fla. Voter Purge

Updated: 06/19/2012 - Another lawsuit has been filed against Florida Governor Rick Scott over his voter purge. This suit accuses the governor of unfairly targeting minority voters.

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Birther Movement Suing to Have President Obama Removed from Fla. Ballot

Posted: 06/18/2012 - It's a question that's dogged President Obama from his very first day in office - was he really born in America? Members of the so-called "birther movement" say he wasn't and have asked a judge in Tallahassee to remove the President from Florida's November ballot.

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Presidential Political News June 17

Posted: 06/16/2012 - Romney says he'll do opposite of Obama on Israel... Paul backers seek state path to national impact ...

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FAA Felt Offshore Wind Farm Pressure

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Internal documents indicate Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod.

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New Panel to Decide if Fla. Universities Can Increase Tuition

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Right now, Florida's public universities charge the nation's 45th lowest tuition rate, but many campuses are on track to increase tuition by as much as 15 percent for the upcoming school year. Whether that happens could be up to a new panel.

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Presidential Political News June 10

Posted: 06/10/2012 - GOP groups top Democrats in TV spending by far...Potential Romney mates stress conservative cred...Romney: Obama's economic comments were a blunder...GOP once tried to bury Clinton, now it praises him...

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The Road to the White House Goes Through Your Living Room

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The final leg of the race to the White House has just begun, and already President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have spent millions on televison ads. The Obama campaign is directing most of its advertising efforts at Florida.

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Wisconsin holds recall more than a year in making

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin as the Republican tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall effort.

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Hurricane Season Could Send Fla. Insurance Rates Sky High

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Hurricane season can be bad news for homeowners, and one bad storm could cause insurance rates in Florida to skyrocket, but now state officials are making it easier to find out just how high those rates could go.

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Conservative Radio Host Boortz Plans to Retire

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz is retiring after four decades at the microphone and being replaced by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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GOP plays offense in medical device tax fight

Posted: 06/04/2012 - A bill aimed at repealing a tax on the makers of medical equipment is giving its Republican authors an election-season chance to claim they are protecting jobs and cutting taxes. At the same time, they're taking a bite out of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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