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Fla. Lawmakers Have Plan to Get Businesses Hiring

Updated: 10/21/2011 - Florida's unemployment rate is on the decline, but close to a million residents are still looking for a job. In Tallahasee, some lawmakers think they know what employers need to start hiring.

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Fla. Chamber of Commerce Announces 2012 Agenda

Updated: 10/20/2011 - The Florida Chamber of Commerce plays a key role in setting the state's legislative agenda. This year's has been one of its most successful on record, but the chamber's plan for 2012 is even more ambitious.

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Lobbyists Setting Up Camp in Tallahassee

Updated: 10/18/2011 - Florida lawmakers are getting a head start on the upcoming legislative session. They're holding committee meetings, taking initial votes on bills and getting an earful from lobbyists. It sounds like business as usual, but it may surprise you who many of those so-called lobbyists are.

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Schwarzenegger Back on Movie Set

Posted: 10/18/2011 - Muscleman-turned movie star-turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back before the cameras.

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Fla. Lawmakers Push to Extend Early Voting Period

Updated: 10/17/2011 - Election Day isn't the only day Florida voters can cast a ballot. In 2008, the polls were open a full two weeks before Election Day, but this year lawmakers cut that period in half. Now legislation has been filed to restore the old time frame.

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How Much are the Candidates Raising?

Posted: 10/15/2011 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Campaign finance reports released Saturday offer the first detailed look at the haves and the have-nots among the Republican presidential candidates.

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Perry: Domestic Energy Production Linked to Jobs

Posted: 10/14/2011 - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is promising to expand energy production on federal lands, curb regulations and create some 1.2 million jobs in the process.

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Fla. Lawmaker Files Bill to Bring Back Firing Squad

Updated: 10/13/2011 - After the death penalty was reinstated back in the '70s, Florida became the first state to perform an execution. Now the state could be on the verge of expanding the ways execution can be carried out. Legislation is being filed to allow for death by firing squad, but the move could be too controversial to even get a hearing.

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Fla. Lawmakers Consider Bill to Require Headlights on Bikes

Updated: 10/12/2011 - In 2008, more than 17 percent of bicycle-related deaths nationwide happened in the sunshine state. Now, Florida lawmakers are considering legislation to levy fines on cyclists who ride at night without a headlight.

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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Outlines 2012 To-Do List

Updated: 10/11/2011 - Florida's annual legislative session kicks off two months early next year in January. Governor Rick Scott has already prepared for the session, unveiling the outlines of his legislative agenda and in many ways it's a carbon copy of last year's.

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Fla. Lawmakers Consider Higher Interest for Consumer Loans

Updated: 10/10/2011 - Making ends meet in a tough economy can be a challenge, especially if you're out of work. Now, more people are taking out small loans to get by and soon they could be slapped with higher interest rates.

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