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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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Perry, Romney Court Religious Conservatives

Posted: 10/08/2011 - Republican White House contender Mitt Romney says "poisonous language has never advanced our cause" and is urging social conservatives to pick a presidential nominee who has the best record on the economy.

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FDIC Sues Failed Alpharetta Bank

Posted: 10/08/2011 - Federal regulators are suing 11 insiders at a failed Georgia bank, accusing them of gross negligence.

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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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Florida Lawmakers Feuding Over Redistricting

Updated: 10/03/2011 - A Florida legislative committee now has less than 60 days to come up with a set of maps redrawing political districts in the state. The political stakes are higher than ever this year and lawmakers are already feuding.

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Florida Moves Primary

Updated: 09/30/2011 - Florida's presidential primary election is now officially set for January 31. The primary is sure to play a critical role in choosing the republican party's presidential nominee, but there is a downside to the earlier date.

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Georgia Announces Primary Date

Posted: 09/29/2011 - Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Georgia will hold its presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

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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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