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Judge Again Slams Door on Effort to Shift Prisons to Private Management

Decision Pending in Effort by PBA to Halt Renewed Bidding on Prison Privatization

Federal Agents Seize Painting Plundered By Nazis from Public Display in Tallahassee

November 3, 2011 - 7:00pm

A Renaissance painting believed stolen by German Nazis during the occupation of France was seized by the federal government Friday from the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.

The 473-year-old painting by the Italian artist Girolamo Romano, also known as Romanino, was removed from the Tallahassee cultural center with the cooperation of the museum and will remain in a secured location until the ownership can be lawfully determined.

Legislators Say Casino Bill Will Control Gaming Without Altering Florida's Image

November 2, 2011 - 7:00pm

The legislators proposing destination casinos say their effort to create a statewide gaming commission, modeled on what exists in New Jersey or Nevada, would rein in the already prolific expansion of gaming options in Florida.

And they say the proposal wont change Floridas image any more than the Sunshine State is defined by events like Bike Week in Daytona Beach or Fantasy Fest in Key West.

Scott Removes Madison Democratic Elections Supervisor, School Board Member in Vote Fraud Case

November 1, 2011 - 7:00pm

Visitors to Madison County Supervisor of Elections website Thursday are still greeted by the smiling face of Supervisor of Elections Jada Woods Williams.

The Democrat, who earned a degree in political science from Valdosta State University, was first elected to the countywide office in 2006.

However, Williams, along with Madison County School Board member Abra Hill "Tina" Johnson, are no longer in office, by order of Gov. Rick Scott.

Florida to Accept YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Comments on Redistricting

November 1, 2011 - 7:00pm

Redistricting efforts in Florida are going to use social media for public comment.

Senate President-elect Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said once the proposed committee bills are submitted with the potential new state House, Senate and congressional lines, lawmakers will seek public comment on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, email or mail.

The Florida Channel has agreed to develop an extended presentation of all the input.

The committee will also have a meeting Dec. 6 where residents can provide comment the old-fashioned way: in person.

Hays, Hudson Seek Cap on Costs of Prescription Drugs at Medical Offices

November 1, 2011 - 7:00pm

Lawmakers will once again be asked to shave workers compensation costs by closing a prescription drug loophole thought to bump up pharmaceutical costs more than 600 percent when the drugs are dispensed from medical offices.

Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples, and Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, have filed legislation that would cap how much medical offices could charge when dispensing medication prescribed by an on-site physician.

Democrats Take to Old Capitol Steps in 'Awake the State' Election Effort

Black Caucus Asks Gov. Scott to Reconsider Felons' Rights Waiting Period

Fraud, Massage Therapy Driving Up No-Fault Coverage

October 31, 2011 - 7:00pm

Personal injury protection auto insurance is about to collectively crash the $1 billion mark for Florida motorists because of a need to cover the costs of fraud and massages.

The no-fault coverage, a hallmark of the state since 1971, has grown 70 percent in the past two years and the rates could skyrocket another 40 percent within a year.

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