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Roby Speaks With Physicians About the Health Care Reform Bill

Posted: 02/03/2011 - As Republicans in the Senate make a push to repeal the Health Care Reform Bill, doctors in Dothan are sitting down with U.S. Representative Martha Roby to share ideas on what is needed in healthcare reform at the Houston County Medical Society’s quarterly meeting.

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Florida Lawmakers Rethinking Unemployment Benefits

Posted: 02/03/2011 - The economy may be on the rebound, but in Florida, more than a million people are still without a job. Many of them are relying on unemployment benefits to help make ends meet. If some lawmakers get their way, those weekly compensation checks could soon be a lot more difficult to come by.

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Tying Teacher Pay to Student Perfomance

Updated: 01/28/2011 - Education reform is once again at the top of the Florida legislature's agenda. Republican leaders want to bring back their proposal to tie teacher pay to student performance.

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Scott Asks for Budget Extension

Updated: 01/27/2011 - Florida is facing a $3.5 billion budget shortfall, and by law Governor Rick Scott is required to come up with a plan to fix it. Scott's expectations could be about to meet reality.

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House Republicans Vote to Repeal Federal Health Care Law

Posted: 01/19/2011 - House republicans have passed a bill repealing the health care reform law, but the effort to undo the measure passed last year is likely nearing the end of its road. That’s because the Senate isn't expected to act on it. Despite that, Republicans still insist the fight was worth it and say they've kept a campaign promise.

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Scott's First Days Anything But Smooth

Posted: 01/19/2011 - The early days of Rick Scott's governorship have been anything but smooth. Whether it's dealing with the press or his colleagues, he's learning public life can be complicated.

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Synthetic Marijuana to be Outlawed

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Effective January 19th, 2011, you will no longer be able to legally sell, purchase, use or posses the synthetic marijuana’s known as “Spice, Black Mamba, K2” among other names in Okaloosa County and across the nation.

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Bentley Names More to Staff

Posted: 01/03/2011 - Governor-elect Bentley Names Former Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammett Alabama Development Office Director...Asks Economic Development Partnership President to Head Project to Develop Economic Development Strategic Plan

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Florida Gains 2 New Congressional Districts

Posted: 12/21/2010 - The latest census numbers show Florida to be one of the nation's fastest growing states with 2.8 million people moving to the sunshine state in the past 10 years. That means the state's political clout is about to grow as well. Lawmakers are preparing to battle over two new congressional districts.

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"No Labels" Kicks Off in New York

Posted: 12/13/2010 - A new political movement launched Monday in New York. It's called "No Labels" and its goal is to push for more middle of the road politicians and policies. Its founders hope to be just as successful as the Tea Party.

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Hammett Encourages Democrats to Show Patience

Posted: 12/05/2010 - Outgoing Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammett says he does not regret his decision to step-down after 12 years as speaker and more than 30 years as a state representative.

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