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5 Things to Know in Florida for March 30

March 29, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. more »»

Bill on public records abuses passes Florida Senate

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would crack down on abuses of Florida's public records law has passed the Florida Senate.

The bill (SB 80) was approved 38-0 on Wednesday. more »»

Times up? Florida considers term limits for appeals judges

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House wants appeals and Supreme Court judges to be limited to 12 years on the bench — a limit that doesn't exist in any other state. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

March 29, 2017

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:


March 28

SunSentinel on an amendment to restore voting rights for ex-felons in Florida:

The issue is simple, really. more »»

Florida House wants to conceal murder witnesses' identities

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is poised to approve a bill that would conceal the identities of those who have witnessed a murder from public records. more »»

Gainesville city employee charged with stealing over $90,000

March 29, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Gainesville city employee has been arrested after police say she charged tens of thousands of dollars in personal purchases on city credit cards. more »»

Florida secretary of state could again be elected position

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters could be asked to make the secretary of state an elected Cabinet position again under a bill ready for a Senate vote. more »»

Florida House says it wants $300 million in tax cuts

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans in the Florida House say they will push for $300 million in tax cuts in the coming year. more »»

Florida may reinstate resign-to-run law for politicians

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could reinstate a law that forces politicians to resign from their elected positions if they wind up running for federal office. more »»

Disney moves Magic Kingdom metal detectors to ticket center

March 29, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is moving its metal detectors to an earlier entry point at its most popular park, Magic Kingdom.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit. more »»

Court: Police must get warrant to search vehicle 'black box'

March 29, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida court has ruled that investigators must obtain a warrant from a judge before they can search vehicle data recorders popularly known as "black boxes. more »»

Fallon's 'Tonight' heads to Florida with Vin Diesel, Pitbull

March 29, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's guests will include Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal and Pitbull when his NBC late-night show airs from Florida next week. more »»

Major US utility sues insurers over coal ash cleanup costs

March 29, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. more »»

Florida student suspended for treatment of Muslim professor

March 29, 2017

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A student at Rollins College in Florida has been suspended temporarily for his treatment of his Muslim professor. more »»

Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin investigated in sex battery case

March 29, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are investigating sexual battery allegations made by a woman against former NFL star Michael Irvin. more »»

Florida House resumes push to change employee pensions

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Public employees could get steered away from Florida's pension plan under a bill now moving in the Florida Hous. more »»

Trump's budget priorities set small businesses strategizing

March 29, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The priorities laid out in President Donald Trump's budget message have some small business owners strategizing how they might benefit from a big boost in defense spending, and... more »»



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