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Fla. Legislature Passes Law Regulating Pool Pumps

Posted: 06/03/2011 - A pool can be costly to maintain, and in Florida it's about to get even more expensive. Starting July 1, all new pool pumps will have to be energy efficient under new law. While they may save money in the long-run, the up-front price tag has people worried.

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Funding Cut for Florida Public Broadcasting, Increased for Florida Channel

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Florida's governor trimmed hundreds-of-millions of dollars from the state budget, including the entire funding package for public broadcasting, forcing Florida's 25 public T.V. and radio stations to make some hard choices. But the governor has also agreed to boost funding for a t-v outlet based in Tallahassee.

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Florida's Unspent Federal Stimulus Funds

Posted: 05/27/2011 - The budget cuts signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott are bound to be painful, but just how painful depends on the fate of billions in federal stimulus funds yet to be spent. The reason? Bureaucratic delays.

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Gov. Rick Scott Signs "Jobs" Budget

Posted: 05/26/2011 - Rick Scott campaigned for governor on a pledge to dramatically cut state spending and taxes. Thursday he said he's following through in signing his first budget.

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Ala. House Passes Teacher Tenure Reform

Posted: 05/25/2011 - Education reform in Alabama took a big step forward Wednesday as the House of Representatives gave final passage to the “Students First” tenure and fair dismissal reform bill.

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New Florida Welcome Sign Causes Controversy

Posted: 05/18/2011 - The sunshine state is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Each year, millions are spent on attracting more visitors, and now there's a new effort underway along the state line.

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Jackson County Liquor Law

Posted: 05/13/2011 - Business leaders in Jackson County, Fla., are planning a new campaign to let bars and restaurants sell liquor by the glass.

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Coasting Now Legal in Florida

Posted: 05/10/2011 - Florida lawmakers have been cracking down on bad driving, and they're repealing laws that don't seem to make sense including a decades-old ban on coasting.

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Hillary Clinton Defends U.S., Pakistan Relationship

Posted: 05/05/2011 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Rome for a summit on Libya, but she ended up talking about what happened at the White House as she monitored the attack on Osama bin Laden.

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PACT Agreement Reached

Posted: 05/04/2011 - Alabama’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Board today voted to approve the terms of a settlement negotiated with PACT contract holders in the Lisa Nix Green, et.al v. Kay Ivey, et.al litigation.

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Fla. Senate Bans "Bath Salts"

Updated: 05/03/2011 - The Florida Senate has unanimously voted to ban the drug known as MDPV or "bath salts."

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Ala. House Passes Bill to Stop Weight Gain Lawsuits

Posted: 05/03/2011 - The Alabama House has passed a bill that would prevent people from filing lawsuits against their favorite restaurant or grocery store because the food they purchased made them fat.

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Fla. Lawmakers Tackle Education Reform

Posted: 04/29/2011 - Tallahassee's ruling republicans have already passed sweeping education reform in the form of teacher merit pay, but they're not done yet. With exactly one week left in the legislative session, tonight the house is taking up a contentious package of school choice bills.

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Fla. Senate Tackles Controversial Issues

Posted: 04/28/2011 - There are just eight days left in Florida's annual legislative session, and Thursday in the state Senate, lawmakers decided the fate of many of the most emotionally-charged issues on the agenda, from God to guns and even sinkholes.

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