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Florida parents could see cheaper diapers through legislation being considered by lawmakers. The measure by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, exempts diapers and incontinence products from sales tax.

Torrie Jasuwan, founder of BabyCycle Diaper Bank in Saint Petersburg, said one in three Florida moms can’t afford diapers. She says not having clean diapers can result in staph and urinary tract infections.

Over the past year, Florida has been second only to California in the number of new jobs created with just over a quarter of a million new jobs. But California’s labor market is twice the size of Florida’s. The rate of growth of Florida's job market also ranked second in the nation at 3.1 percent. (Oregon was No.

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Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 last November, expanding the state's medical marijuana program. But how is the government going to implement it? 


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The Florida Department of Health is working to implement Amendment 2 as soon as possible. But public hearings have been contentious across the state. The raucous meetings were standing room only, with crowds cheering and booing.


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Florida Power and Light announced Monday that it plans to build eight solar generators by early 2018. The plants will increase the company's solar capacity to nearly 1000 megawatts. 

Car Break-Ins Higher In St. Petersburg In 2016

Feb 21, 2017
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St. Petersburg residents have increasingly been the target of car break-ins since 2015.

In the last three months of 2016, the city saw a 53 percent increase in car burglaries compared to the same time a year ago.

Police Chief Anthony Holloway says that most of these crimes happen when people leave their cars unlocked or leave valuables in plain sight.

"If people just can remember to lock their vehicles and double-check and don't leave their valuables in their cars, we both can work on this together to reduce burglaries in vehicles,” he explained.

This week on Florida Matters we're exploring the current rules on medical marijuana in the state and what might be in store for the industry. 

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Florida wildlife officials say their annual manatee survey counted 6,620 of the sea cows — the most since the state began the census in 1991.

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Health News Florida recently reported on how some middle school students at Academy Prep in St. Petersburg conducted tests on the lead levels in their tap water.

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Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose of it.

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