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  • Driver in day care crash had no drugs 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:19 am
  • WINTER PARK, Florida - The driver of a car that crashed into a day care center after being rear-ended by an SUV has tested negative for driving under the influence.

  • McVay death sentence will get automatic review 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:00 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The death sentence for a man accused of killing a Sioux Falls hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama will get an automatic review by the state Supreme Court, South Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday.

  • Fla. legislators push for millions in spending 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:22 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators with extra money to spend are trying to steer taxpayer funds to everything from gun ranges and a military museum to a course designed to teach "sexual risk avoidance."

  • Task force members urge malpractice cap amendment 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:10 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on solid footing.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
  • Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

  • Army Corps beach erosion fix would cost $43.4M 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:40 pm
  • FLAGLER BEACH, Florida - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will be expensive to fix beach erosion problems along Flagler County's shoreline.

  • Alex Sink will not run for Congress again 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:22 am
  • MIAMI - Alex Sink will not run for Congress again this year.

  • 3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:05 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

  • Feds extend funds to Fla hospitals for 1 more year 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:19 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.

  • Republicans file complaint over Crist TV ad 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:35 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Republicans are saying Gov. Charlie Crist and his law firm broke campaign finance laws.

  • Plan would change payments for mental health care 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:13 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the current system to benefit large hospital systems.

  • Florida Legislature shuts down for a holidays 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:05 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature won't be getting much work done in the next week.

  • Florida Senate confirms Scott agency chiefs 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:19 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Three state agency heads in danger of losing their jobs have been confirmed by the Florida Senate.

  • Charges pending in NE Florida crash with bus, semi 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:13 am
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Authorities say charges are pending after a crash involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer killed two Jacksonville women.

  • Fla. GOP rakes in money from major companies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:43 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators this year are debating everything from gambling to what kinds of beer containers can be sold and how much money to give professional sports teams - so it is perhaps not surprising that the largest campaign donors have included casino developers, team owners and beer distributors.

  • Fla. House approves expansion of voucher program 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:08 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Following a fierce partisan debate where legislators traded barbs and accused each other of hypocrisy, the Florida House on Friday voted in favor of expanding the state's main private school voucher program.

  • Fla. House votes to close presidential searches 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:12 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida universities and colleges could keep secret the names of candidates for president under a bill approved by the Florida House.

  • Florida House moves abortion exception measure 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:08 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill that would change the exceptions to late term abortion was passed by the House Friday, opening the door to a legal framework that would take into account viability for life, rather than a designated time period, for when the procedure could be performed.

  • Fla. Legislature passes student data privacy bill 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:52 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - School districts will no longer be able to collect student data like fingerprints under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

  • Fla. Senate backs timeout on school grades 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:34 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's school grading system would be paused for a year under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.

  • House passes bill to make killing fetuses a crime 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:31 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Killing or injuring a fetus at any stage of development would be a separate crime under a bill passed by the Florida House.

  • Drug tampering at Florida lab prompts changes 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:16 pm
  • PENSACOLA, Florida - Florida prosecutors will drop some drug cases and more closely scrutinize drug evidence after a former state crime lab analyst was accused of stealing narcotics from evidence bags, replacing them with over-the-counter medicine.

  • Bush gets ovation from Connecticut Republicans 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:17 pm
  • STAMFORD, Connecticut - Former Florida governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush says Republicans need to present a "hopeful, optimistic" vision to voters, restoring opportunities for social mobility and reforming immigration laws.

  • Fla. legislators divided over tax holidays 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:24 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators are divided over what type of additional tax breaks to offer residents this year.

  • High court: estranged spouse liable in car death 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:52 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A man whose ex-wife had a car in both their names is still liable after she struck and killed a man with the vehicle in 2005, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.