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Regulators Back Tampa Electric Rate Deal

Nov 7, 2017

For the second time in less than two weeks, state regulators Monday approved a settlement agreement that will limit base electric rates for customers of a major utility.

Governor Rick Scott says he wants about $200 million for Florida families who adopt foster kids.

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The city of Dunedin and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a 25-year contract to keep the Major League Baseball team in town for spring training.

Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski said the agreement is significant because the city could not apply for state money until the commission approved the project.

The Florida Channel

A Florida senator being investigating over groping and harassment allegations is being removed from his powerful position as budget chairman.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott during his final year in office wants fees and taxes cut by $180 million.

It’s now more than two weeks since Lee County’s Board of Commissioners sent a letter to the White House and U.S. Senators regarding the slow help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Irma.  There’s been no response from FEMA or the White House.

A month after the U.S. Coast Guard released its final report on the sinking of cargo freighter El Faro, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said he plans to file legislation.

But Nelson isn’t clear on exactly when or what kinds of measures he’d like to see implemented legislatively for a safer shipping industry.


'Small Business Saturday' Proposed By Florida House Member

Nov 6, 2017

With a Senate committee scheduled to take up the issue Monday, a House Democrat has proposed creating a “Small Business Saturday” sales-tax holiday in November 2018.

Judge Denies Corrine Brown's Latest Request For Sentencing Delay

Nov 6, 2017

Judge Timothy Corrigan signed an order Friday morning denying former Congresswoman Corrine Brown's second request to delay her sentencing on a conviction on multiple counts of fraud and other charges.

USF Health

Florida is home to 20 million people and nearly 3 million of them are family caregivers. That means they dedicate their time, energy and money tending to a spouse, parent, children or loved ones. But the face of those providers is changing.

Senate President: `Zero Tolerance' For Sexual Harassment

Nov 3, 2017
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Under scrutiny since a high-ranking Democrat resigned after admitting an affair with a lobbyist, Senate President Joe Negron insisted Thursday he has a “zero-tolerance” policy toward sexual harassment and wants to make it easier for workers to complain if they have been mistreated.

Comcast customers should soon see fewer internet streaming bottlenecks.

Against a backdrop of clandestine investigations and an exposed affair that prompted a lawmaker's resignation, a leading Republican state senator contends there is an "organized effort" to "tear down" the Senate ahead of the 2018 legislative session.

Supreme Court Weighs Scott's Power To Appoint Justices

Nov 2, 2017
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Arguments before the Florida Supreme Court are often lively, with the black-robed justices peppering highly prepped attorneys on matters of law ranging from the esoteric to the mighty.

Irma-Damaged Boats Pulled Out Of State Waters

Nov 2, 2017

Nearly 1,500 vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma have been removed from state waters over the past month and a half, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Supreme Court Rejects Stay In Pending Execution

Nov 2, 2017

One week before Death Row inmate Patrick Hannon is scheduled to be put to death, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant a stay of execution.

Some of Florida's top legislators are going to outline their priorities for the upcoming session.

The Associated Press is holding its annual pre-session planning day on Thursday at the Capitol. The session starts in January.

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Volunteers from the Suncoast Animal League returned from their rescue trip in Puerto Rico Tuesday  night.

Along with them came more than 100 dogs and cats who were unable to be properly cared for due to the limited resources available following Hurricane Maria.

Florida could be moving closer to stockpiling fuel for future hurricanes or other disasters.

From banning the death penalty to creating an elected secretary of state, members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission have filed more than five dozen proposals to change the state Constitution.

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