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The Ledger: State Pensions: A Solid Retirement Proposal

Florida is blessed with one of America’s healthiest retirement plans for government workers, despite saddling its residents with one of the lightest average tax burdens in the country.

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Florida Today:  Matt Reed: How to teach every Brevard student CPR

Would Brevard County be a safer or riskier place if thousands more people knew CPR?

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WWSB:  Impact on Manatee High and school district due to Rod Frazier plea deal

Bradenton, FL–Former school investigator Debra Horne’s life was turned upside down when she was charged with failing to report child abuse in the Rod Frazier case.

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Orlando Sentinel: Did nerve gas sicken Orlando postal worker?

ormer U.S. Postal Service supervisor who says he was exposed to toxic chemicals from a package at an Orlando facility in 2011 could lose his fight for answers at a hearing Thursday,

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Fort Mills Times: Ex-prison boss and businessman admit to bribery scheme

A former prison official and a businessman are admitting guilt in a bribery scheme that involved hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts and helped the one-time head of Mississippi’s Corrections Department

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CNN: Florida officers under fire after slapping, dragging incidents caught on video

Two South Florida law enforcement officers are under fire after witnesses used their cell phones to capture footage of them possibly mistreating arrestees.

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News-Press: Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair opens Thursday

The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair opens Thursday, and anyone hoping to try out the fair food, chat with some of the 300 livestock exhibitors or take a look at jams, jellies and crafts can do so at a discount.

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CBS Miami: President Obama Talks Immigration While In South Florida

President Barack Obama was in South Florida Wednesday for a town hall style meeting on immigration reform.

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WCTV: Tax Dodging in Florida

Who’s really paying for Florida? A new report about the state’s biggest companies says it’s not them, and they’re dodging taxes.

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My News 13:  Central Florida school districts receive nearly $25M from Gov. Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding across the state.

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Tampa Bay Times: Gov. Rick Scott faces concern from fellow Republicans over ‘tax increase’ to fund schools

In touting his plan for record school spending, Gov. Rick Scott is ignoring a fact that concerns some of his fellow Republicans: He wants property taxpayers to pay more.

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