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Florida's Telecommunications Industry Competition Continues to Increase

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 1 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Florida consumers continue to migrate from wireline service to wireless and cable/Voice over Internet Protocol services, while businesses are using more competitive local exchange carriers , according to the Florida Public Service Commission's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Tallahassee, FL, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, VoIP, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 01, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Holder to watch for limits on Florida votersHolder to watch for...

AG Eric Holder puts Gov. Rick Scott on notice. He's keeping an eye on the Florida's elections to make sure it's fair.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, St. Petersburg, FL, Pinellas County, FL

Free Republic

Florida’s Biggest Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums Over 17 Percent

Florida's largest Obamacare exchange health insurer is boosting its premiums by 17.6 percent, a staggering increase for hundreds of thousands of Floridians.

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Sunherald.com

Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis wants the new map by Aug. 15, meaning that legislators would have to hold a special session in order to comply with the decision.

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Suwannee River Water Management District

Florida's SB 536 Statewide Study

The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 536 during the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, which was signed into law on June 13, 2014.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Special session ordered for new Florida voting map

A Florida judge is ordering legislators to hold a special session to draw up a new state congressional map after the original one was ruled illegal.

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Broward-Palm Beach

United For Care Debunks Florida Police Chiefs Association's Latest Claims

The war of attrition between advocates for and opponents against medical marijuana in Florida entered another chapter this week, after the Florida Police Chiefs Association put out a media release on the dangers of medical weed legalization.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health Reminds Residents of the Importance of Back To School Vaccinations

The Florida Department of Health recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month and encourages parents to have their children immunized now to avoid the back-to-school immunization rush.

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News Max

Billionaire Environmentalist Steyer's Group Pumps $750K to Defeat Florida's Gov. Scott

Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer promised to put Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott in the crosshairs in the midterms and last month, Steyer's NextGen Climate Action Committee made good on his word, writing a check for $750,000 in an attempt to make Scott a one-term governor, according to The Naples Daily News .

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul LePage, Tom Corbett

The Wall Street Journal

Jeb Bush's Fundraising Push in 2014 Could Help in 2016

The fundraiser for Republican Senate candidates to be headlined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be coordinated through a joint fundraising committee called Floridians for a Senate Majority, according to a filing Wednesday with the Federal Elections Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Jeb Bush, Florida

Thu Jul 31, 2014

US News & World Report

What's Behind the Arrests of Mothers for Leaving Their Children Unattended?

Mothers arrested in Florida and South Carolina in recent weeks are the latest in an ongoing trend of parents seeing legal punishment for letting their children play or travel in public unsupervised.

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Related Topix: Florida, South Carolina, Prison, University of New Hampshire

The Economist

The Florida governor's race: Close and caustic

FOR two white males approximately 60 years old, both of whom have been Republican governors of Florida for one term, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are remarkably different.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Washington Times

Bill Nelson blasts his state's handling of health insurance policy

Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida lambasted the legislature in his home state Thursday for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare and preventing its state insurance commissioner from scrutinizing new insurance rates, only to then blame the overhaul for premium hikes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Health Insurance, Health, Florida, Medicaid

Business Journal

The gym, caffeine and more: How FDOT's Noranne Downs keeps herself going

Noranne Downs , secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation's District 5, is a busy woman, heading up billions of dollars worth of major local transportation projects, including I-4 Ultimate, SunRail commuter rail and the Wekiva Parkway.

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Medical News

OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more.

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McClatchy

Clinton tops potential '16 GOP rivals in crucial Ohio

Washington Watch, formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, US Governors, John Kasich, Florida, Chris Christie

Business Journal

Five things to start your day: No-tax shopping and inside the wallet of Millennials

Ready, set, shop. The Florida sales tax holiday starts tomorrow and goes through Sunday.

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Free Republic

Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Florida, Cholera, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million - about $116 million more than first announced.

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Click Orlando

Election 2014: Local 6 talks with Crist

WINDOW OF ONLY 18 MINUTES. IT WILL BE CARRYING A G.P.S. SATELLITE. IF IT HOLDS, IT'S THE SECOND LAUNCH IN FOUR DAYS AT THE CAPE.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Rick Scott, Family, Kids

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