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4 Senators Ask Florida to End 'Flamingo Express'

Posted: 02/20/2011 - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Senators from Florida, New York, Rhode Island and West Virginia say Florida's governor should enact a program to better track the growing trade of abused prescription drugs to other states, a route called the "flamingo express."

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Scott Making Enemies in Tallahassee?

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Governor Rick Scott is already creating enemies in Tallahassee, and many of them are his fellow republicans. As the rift widens, Scott's ability to get things done may weaken.

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Florida Lawmakers Want to Require Sugar-Free Substitutes in Restaurants

Posted: 02/11/2011 - More than a million Floridians are living with diabetes. It's a disease that doesn't have a cure, but it can be controlled and in some cases even prevented by simply cutting back on sugar, but that makes going out to eat tricky. Now some lawmakers want to expand your options at the table.

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Lawmakers Call Scott's Budget Proposals Unrealistic

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Governor Rick Scott unveiled his budget proposal to great fanfare before a crowd of tea partiers earlier this week, but Thursday in Tallahassee, lawmakers continued to chip away at what they say are the budget's unrealistic goals. They're already asking Scott to make some major changes if he hopes to win their votes.

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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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