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Officials: Ga. Transportation Referendum Will Decide State's Future

Posted: 07/11/2012 - When Georgia voters head to the polls on July 31 to weigh in on a proposed regional transportation sales tax, some of the state's political and business leaders claim they will be deciding no less than the future of the region for decades to come.

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House Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform Law

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The Republican-led House has voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. But the election-year move stands no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Presidential Campaign on Track to Be Costliest in U.S. History

Updated: 07/10/2012 - This year's presidential campaign could end up costing more than a billion dollars. That would make it the most expensive campaign in American history, and most of the money has been spent on political t.v. ads.

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Michelle Obama Visits Florida

Posted: 07/10/2012 - First lady Michelle Obama told supporters she is fired up and urged them to "get it done in Florida," during a sweep through the state Tuesday.

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President Signs Student Loan, Transportation Bill

Posted: 07/06/2012 - President Barack Obama says a bill to keep construction workers on the job and prevent a spike in interest rates on new loans to college students "will make a real difference" for millions of Americans.

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Scrap Metal Legislation Hurting Recycling Centers

Posted: 07/06/2012 - A new state law may significantly reduce scrap metal theft by better regulating sales. But the new guidelines also create a new set of challenges for small communities and recycling businesses.

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Debate: Should Ex-Felons Voting Rights be Restored?

Posted: 07/03/2012 - In Florida, convicted felons aren't allowed to vote for at least seven years after they've completed their sentence. Even then, they have to apply to have their voting rights restored, and there's no guarantee they'll succeed. It's one of the nation's most restrictive post-release policies, and critics say it may be endangering public safety.

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Rick Scott Says 'No' to Implementing Federal Health Care Law

Updated: 07/02/2012 - Despite the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal health care reform law, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he won't be implementing it, at least for now. He's holding out hope the law will be repealed before January 2014. That's when states will be legally bound to follow it. It's a hope that almost completely depends on a republican victory in November.

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Poll: Obama Leading in Florida

Posted: 06/21/2012 - President Barack Obama holds a small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney among Florida voters in a new poll.

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George LeMieux Drops Out of Fla. U.S. Senate Race

Posted: 06/20/2012 - One of the candidates in Florida's U.S. Senate race has dropped out. George LeMieux says his hopes of returning to Washington have been dashed by his chief rival's mountain of money and name recognition.

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Another Lawsuit Filed in Fla. Voter Purge

Updated: 06/19/2012 - Another lawsuit has been filed against Florida Governor Rick Scott over his voter purge. This suit accuses the governor of unfairly targeting minority voters.

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Birther Movement Suing to Have President Obama Removed from Fla. Ballot

Posted: 06/18/2012 - It's a question that's dogged President Obama from his very first day in office - was he really born in America? Members of the so-called "birther movement" say he wasn't and have asked a judge in Tallahassee to remove the President from Florida's November ballot.

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New Panel to Decide if Fla. Universities Can Increase Tuition

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Right now, Florida's public universities charge the nation's 45th lowest tuition rate, but many campuses are on track to increase tuition by as much as 15 percent for the upcoming school year. Whether that happens could be up to a new panel.

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The Road to the White House Goes Through Your Living Room

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The final leg of the race to the White House has just begun, and already President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have spent millions on televison ads. The Obama campaign is directing most of its advertising efforts at Florida.

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Hurricane Season Could Send Fla. Insurance Rates Sky High

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Hurricane season can be bad news for homeowners, and one bad storm could cause insurance rates in Florida to skyrocket, but now state officials are making it easier to find out just how high those rates could go.

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Federal Lawmakers Consider Hazing Legislation

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Florida A&M University is at the center of what's being called a hazing epidemic. Now lawmakers are filing legislation to crack down on hazing nationwide. Hazing is already a felony in Florida and those convicted face five years in prison, and federal lawmakers want to go even further.

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