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Controversy Continues Over Resort-Style Casinos in Florida

Updated: 01/05/2012 - Construction and hospitality industry leaders converged on Tallahassee Thursday to show their support of a controversial proposal to bring resort-style casinos to the sunshine state. They believe the casinos could provide a critical boost to both sectors.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Spending Millions on Advertising

Updated: 01/04/2012 - With the Iowa caucuses in the books, the campaign for the republican presidential nomination is about to move to Florida. Voters head to the polls in four weeks for what political veterans are saying could be a make-or-break primary election. The candidates are spending millions of dollars in advertisements there.

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Bachmann Adviser Says She is Ending GOP Campaign

Posted: 01/04/2012 - An adviser to Michele Bachmann says the Minnesota congresswoman is ending her bid to win the Republican presidential nomination after coming in last in the Iowa caucuses.

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Gingrich: Justice Dept Wants To "Steal Elections"

Posted: 01/01/2012 - During a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the former House speaker questioned why Attorney General Eric Holder is "so determined not to identify if people are not eligible to vote."

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Romney Says He Would Veto DREAM Act

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Posted: 01/01/2012 - During a campaign stop in western Iowa, Romney answered "yes" when he was asked if he would refuse to sign what's known as the DREAM Act.

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Voters' Rights Advocates Challenge Fla. Voting Reform Law

Updated: 12/30/2011 - Last spring, Florida's voting laws were overhauled in an effort to crack down on voter fraud. Critics say the new regulations do nothing more than suppress turnout by college students and minorities. Those critics have filed a lawsuit to overturn the reforms.

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Fla. Lawmakers Focus on Schools to Lower Unemployment

Updated: 12/29/2011 - More than 900 people are unemployed in Florida. Some lawmakers say the high number can't be blamed solely on the tough economy. They say the bigger problem is a shortage of highly-skilled workers. Legislation has been filed to give public school students new options when picking their classes.

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New Movement Aims to Restrict Fla. Gun Carry Laws

Posted: 12/28/2011 - A new law in Florida has done away with hundreds of ordinances restricting the places guns were allowed. Now a movement is underway to bring those restrictions back.

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Legislation Filed to Ban Local Business Tax in Florida

Posted: 12/27/2011 - If you want to do business in Florida, you'll have to pay up. There are state permit fees, a corporate income tax and many cities and counties have their own business tax. It's that last one that's led many entrepreneurs to complain to state representatives, and now legislation has been filed to eliminate the tax, but not everyone is happy about the move.

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Obama Focuses on Economic Inequality

Posted: 12/24/2011 - President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are focusing on economic inequality as an issue in the 2012 campaign as they argue about which of them can best help the middle class.

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