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Florida Property Tax Cut Up to Voters?

Updated: 09/29/2011 - Florida's property tax collections have fallen by more than $3 billion since 2007. The housing bust has a lot to do with it, but tax cuts passed in Tallahassee play a big role as well. Now lawmakers are considering legislation that would put a property tax cut before voters.

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Florida's Early Primary Could Bring Big Consequences

Updated: 09/28/2011 - Florida is one step closer to playing a pivotal role in the race for the republican presidential nomination. Wednesday, the speaker of the house signaled the state's primary election will be January 31, early enough to give the winner a commanding lead. But an earlier primary would lead to a falling out between the state and national republicans.

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Are Red Light Cameras Worth It?

Updated: 09/27/2011 - Red light cameras are quickly becoming an around the clock presence at intersections in Florida. With every snapshot, those cameras should be generating revenue in fines, but it turns out they aren't.

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Sessions Addresses Debate Over Disaster Funding In CR

Posted: 09/27/2011 - WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today regarding spending offsets for disaster funding in the continuing resolution now under consideration in the Senate

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Republican Caucus Cowed By Scott Beason

Posted: 09/27/2011 - MONTGOMERY — Despite repeatedly dragging Alabama into the national spotlight for his embarrassing and racially inflammatory remarks, Scott Beason (R — Gardendale) has been allowed to retain his position as Chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee by his fellow Republicans in the Senate caucus.

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President Obama Gets LinkedIn

Posted: 09/26/2011 - President Obama is taking a high-tech approach to selling his jobs plan. He headed to Silicon Valley to enlist the help of one of the biggest names in social networking.

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Florida Lawmaker Pushes to Repeal Death Penalty

Updated: 09/26/2011 - Florida's death penalty was reinstated nearly 40 years ago, nut now legislation has been filed to put an end to capital punishment. Critics say repeal could free up enough money to make Florida safer.

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San Fransisco Residents Bare All in Protest

Posted: 09/24/2011 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Several dozen men and at least one woman took part in a naked protest in San Francisco's Castro District Saturday.

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Herman Cain Wins FL Straw Poll

Posted: 09/24/2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Businessman Herman Cain has come out the winner in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida.

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Brunswick, Ga. Officials Got Severance Payments

Posted: 09/24/2011 - The Brunswick News reports that two departing city officials are receiving severance pay that's supposed to be available to them only if they're fired or asked to resign.

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Perry: Mistake by Rivals to Skip Fla. Test Vote

Posted: 09/24/2011 - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has told supporters in Florida that his rivals for the 2012 nomination are making a mistake by skipping an early test vote in the state.

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President Obama Addresses the United Nations

Posted: 09/21/2011 - President Obama used his speech to the United Nations general assembly Wednesday to try to convince Palestinians to put off plans for statehood.

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Fla. Clemency Board Slow to Pardon

Posted: 09/21/2011 - If you're convicted of a crime in Florida, the judge doesn't necessarily have the final say. Four times a year, Governor Rick Scott and the state clemency board get to weigh in. Convicted felons can go free and ex-cons can have their civil rights restored, but mercy is becoming a rarity.

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Funeral Mass Underway for Ted Kennedy's Daughter

Posted: 09/21/2011 - Kara Kennedy, the oldest of three children of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was being remembered at funeral services as a thoughtful friend and devoted mother who also had a mischievous side.

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Fla. Teacher Merit Pay Law Expanding to College Professors?

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Last spring, Florida lawmakers passed a law tying teacher pay to student test scores. Now there's talk of taking that system to college campuses with the goal of improving graduation rates. Opposition to *this* plan could be even more intense.

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