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Florida homeowners may get an additional $25,000 homestead exemption if voters go along with the proposal.

Florida wildlife officials are launching a couple new programs to encourage people to help remove Burmese pythons—one of Florida’s nonnative species.

Constellation is an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, but she spends most of her time in the Pacific. She's part of the Navy's Marine Mammal program, based in San Diego.

Senate Apologizes For Dozier Abuse

Apr 27, 2017

With one senator pointing Wednesday to "violations of fundamental human decency," the Florida Legislature has formally apologized for the mistreatment of juveniles held at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.

It appears talks regarding Florida’s budget have re-started with the House budget chief saying talks could begin as early as tonight. Earlier in the day the House’s budget committee voted to re-authorizing the current year’s spending plan with a few changes, after lawmakers appeared to be at a stand-still.

Members of the Florida House moved through a long list of bills during a floor session Tuesday. The meeting teed up several tax cut proposals for a floor vote.

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Florida's top ranked public high school was Pine View School near Sarasota, which was ranked no. 13 nationwide, according to a new ranking.

Seven Florida high schools are among the top 50 public high schools in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday placed seven schools stretching from Miami to Sarasota to Jacksonville on its list of the nation's best public high schools.

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A white principal of a predominantly black elementary school who told her staff to put white students in the same classrooms is no longer at the Florida school.

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With time running out in their regular session, Florida's legislative leaders are at a stalemate over a new state budget and are starting to lash out at one another over the breakdown.

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An advocacy group says anti-Semitic incidents in Florida were on the rise last year.

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St. Petersburg played host to a regional offshoot of the March for Science on Saturday morning. 

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Florida legislative leaders are at a “stalemate” over a new state budget with time running out.

A bill that would ban the use of steroids in racing greyhounds is nearing its last hurdle in the Florida legislature.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, widely considered a GOP gubernatorial frontrunner, is warning Florida lawmakers not to scale back marketing efforts.

A bill creating a uniform procedure for law enforcement agencies when it comes to conducting eyewitness interviews is on its way to the House floor.

Can Florida Lawmakers leave Tallahassee on time? The mood in the state capital has gone from one of pessimism, to cautious optimism that leaders can strike key deals in time.

Justices OK Felon Rights, Gambling Initiatives

Apr 21, 2017
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In a pair of high-profile issues that could go on the ballot next year, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday approved proposed constitutional amendments that would restore felons' voting rights and restrict the expansion of gambling in the state.

Lawmakers Move Closer On Solar Tax Break

Apr 21, 2017
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The House and Senate are set to take up proposals that would carry out a voter-approved expansion of a renewable-energy tax break, as bill language appears to have become more agreeable to solar proponents.

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Clearwater City Council voted unanimously Thursday to buy a prime piece of downtown real estate.

The 1.4-acre vacant lot next to City Hall was once intended to be the new home of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. But that plan was scrapped when the aquarium failed to raise enough money to build a new facility.

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The woman charged with sending death threats to a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, has returned to court in Florida.

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