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Not So Fast: Tampa Confederate Statue May Not Be Relocated

The Confederate statue at the county courthouse in downtown Tampa may not be moving after all. Hillsborough County Commissioners are now asking the public to pay for it.

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Latvala Rolls Out Campaign For Governor

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Stephanie Colombini / WUSF Public Media

State Senator Jack Latvala kicked off his campaign for governor Wednesday with a multi-city tour around the state. He received a warm welcome from his home base in Pinellas County when he gave a speech at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.


Community health centers that serve poor patients around Florida are worried that new restrictions on state and federal funding could hurt their ability to provide charity care.

Bill Would Protect Mother Bears In Hunts

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Black bears mothering cubs under 100 pounds would be off-limits if the state conducts bear hunts in the future, under a measure filed Wednesday by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando.

Officials from other national memorials will be on a panel during the first public meeting to discuss what should be in a memorial to the victims of the Florida nightclub massacre.

State Bans Future Investments In Venezuela's Maduro Regime

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Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott easily won approval Wednesday for a proposal to bar the state's $150 billion pension plan from making future investments that directly support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Scott Says He 'Didn't Serve To Defend Neo-Nazis'

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MyFloridaHouse.gov

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, both strong supporters of President Donald Trump, decried racism and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as reverberations continued Wednesday across the country after a deadly weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Security Threat Leads State To Cancel Prison Visitation

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State prison officials cited a security threat in canceling visitation at all of its 149 facilities.

This week South Carolina decided to sue the maker OxyContin for deceptive marketing.

The Florida Cabinet gave a tongue lashing to the head of Florida’s highway patrol after a North Florida major told his troopers he expected two citations an hour.  State law prohibits ticket quotas.  Attorney General Pam Bondi criticized the directive.

The head of Volunteer Florida bid a final farewell to Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet Wednesday. Chester Spellman will be taking over a similar job in the Trump Administration.

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