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'Caylee's Law' Could Boost Penalty for Giving Police False Information

October 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

Giving false information when a child is missing and later found seriously harmed or dead, as in the case of Orlando mother Casey Anthony, should be bumped up from a misdemeanor to a felony, law enforcement officers told state senators Monday.

However, those same officers cautioned that declaring a specific time frame for caregivers to report a child missing to law enforcement, as proposed by a number of Caylees Law bills now before the Florida Senate, could have unintended consequences.

Former Gov. Claude Kirk Honored in State at Old Capitol

Rick Scott, Mike Haridopolos Critical of Judge's Prison Ruling

It's Official: Jan. 31 Selected for Primary

September 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

The national primary calendar scramble is on.

Floridas 67 supervisors of elections now have a date they can plan for the presidential primary: Jan. 31, 2012.

Floridas nine-member Presidential Preference Primary Committee, voting 7-2 on Friday, saying they were forced to move up the date of their primary by several other states and the need to maintain the state's voice in the selection process, formally set the last Saturday in January for Floridas primary.

Dean Cannon Unconcerned About Early Primary Backlash

Union Lawsuit Over Private Prisons in Judge's Hands

Carroll Plugs Florida's Aerospace Potential on D.C. Visit

RNC Lobbying States Against Early Primaries

State Employee Pension Changes Keep Retirement Funding Stable

September 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

The states pension fund dropped $2 billion in terms of available funds, but experts say the numbers could have been worse without changes made by the governor and Legislature earlier this year.

The Florida Retirement System pension plan is 87.1 percent funded, down from 87.9 percent a year ago, according to Seattle-based firm Milliman.

This means the plan has a shortfall of $18.7 billion to pay all current and expected future benefits to participants and their beneficiaries. A year ago, the shortfall was $16.7 billion.

Haridopolos: Florida Offers Stability, Not Stimulus

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