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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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Tea Party Sets Up Headquarters in Fla. Senate

Updated: 10/07/2011 - Dozens of tea party members are pledging to make their voices heard in Tallahasee. They're putting their base of operations in the state senate office building, and they plan to stay there as long as lawmakers are in town.

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Resort-Style Casinos Coming to Florida?

Updated: 10/06/2011 - Florida lawmakers are considering legislation that could help with their budget issues. Thursday, an appeals court ruled legislators can authorize slot machines anywhere in the state and they may not stop there.

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Campaigns at Christmas looking more possible

Posted: 10/06/2011 - EXETER, N.H. (AP) -- Nevada's jump ahead in the presidential nominating calendar is forcing new rounds of finger pointing and political threats. Some worry the biggest losers may turn out to be voters.

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Mitt Romney Goes to Tallahassee

Updated: 10/05/2011 - Five days ago, Florida decided to hold what could be a critical presidential primary. Now one of the top contenders for the GOP nomination is barnstorming the state.

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