Red words spelling "Tax Collector" are attached to a tall brick building with windows.
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Florida's Cabinet interviewed Jim Zingale to be the next potential leader for the state’s Department of Revenue. Zingale said the department needs to be conscious of the reasons businesses have overdue tax payments.

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Florida’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried wants to make sure that agency heads are appointed according to the law.

As Governor Ron DeSantis was attending inaugural events, lawyers for the state were trying to persuade a three-judge panel to uphold a ban against smoking marijuana.

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Employees of Florida’s federal prisons are asking the state’s members of congress to push for a reversal of the U.S. government shutdown. Workers held a rally in Downtown Tallahassee on Thursday.

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Members of the House Higher Education Appropriations committee received a breakdown of the budget for the year Thursday. As Blaise Gainey reports, the chairman says the entire budget for colleges and universities will be up for discussion this session.

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For years, many political observers have asked “What’s wrong with the Democratic Party today?” One of today’s prominent political writers believes Democrats have caused much of their own current grief by departing from their historical core principles.

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Floridians voted to put protections for crime victims in the state constitution, but lawmakers and officials are grappling with how to put the measure into practice.

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A bipartisan group of Florida representatives is pushing to end offshore oil drilling in Florida for good. New legislation would permanently extend a federal moratorium that is set to expire in 2022.

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Governor Ron DeSantis has picked District Appeals Court Judge Barbara Lagoa as Florida’s newest Supreme Court justice.

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Marriage equality advocates were promoting a bill at the capitol Wednesday calling for the repeal of an obsolete state law. Blaise Gainey reports the law banned marriage between same sex couples.

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Last summer, All Things Considered and Atlas Obscura took a road trip up the West Coast. Along the way, they met Bob Carr, the creator of Bob's Crystal Cave near Joshua Tree, Calif., where he welcomed visitors for 15 years.

Bob died earlier this month at age 80. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and daughter Zena. Bob "died as he lived — on his own terms and with dignity and grace," Elizabeth says.

Officials in Columbia, S.C., have evacuated more than 400 people from a public housing complex after finding multiple gas leaks that constituted an "imminent danger to life."

Two men were discovered dead in separate units on Thursday morning. Police haven't confirmed the deaths are tied to the gas leaks, but say they don't suspect foul play.

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