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Animal Rescue Act

Updated: 11/04/2011 - Hundreds-of-thousands of stray dogs and cats are picked up every year by animal control officers in Florida. Many are adopted, but many more are euthanized. That's something some lawmakers say can be avoided, but their plan to prevent animal deaths doesn't sit well with everyone.

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Fla. Lawmakers File 'Caylee's Law'

Updated: 11/03/2011 - The Casey Anthony trial wrapped up nearly four months ago, but Florida lawmakers are just getting started. Tuesday, a key Senate committee revealed legislation to stiffen the penalty for lying to law enforcement about a missing child.

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Inter-Party Fighting Predicted for 2012 Fla. Legislative Session

Updated: 11/02/2011 - Florida state lawmakers are holding their annual legislative session two months early next year. It's supposed to give them time to redraw the state's districts before campaign season begins, but that isn't the only high-profile issue on the agenda.

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AG Strange Questions Justice Dept.'s Authority

Posted: 11/02/2011 - Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in 39 Alabama school districts.

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Bachmann Exaggerates Directive in Her Criticism

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the Obama administration is striking all references to Islam from Justice Department training manuals, an exaggeration of a directive from federal officials to evaluate procedures for religious and cultural sensitivity.

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Aide to Fla. Lieutenant Governor Arrested

Updated: 10/25/2011 - Carletha Cole was a top-level aide to Florida Lietenant Governor Jennifer Carrol. She was fired for speaking out against her boss, and now she's been arrested on accusations of secretly recording conversations among her former colleagues.

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President Obama Unveils New Housing Plan

Posted: 10/24/2011 - President Obama visited Las Vegas Monday to unveil a new plan to help struggling homeowners. It will make it easier for some Americans to refinance their homes.

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New Leader Declares Liberation of Libya

Posted: 10/23/2011 - TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's transitional leader is urging Libyans to reconcile their differences and "embrace honesty, patience and mercy" as they rebuild their country.

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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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