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Over the summer, the Pulse Nightclub tragedy garnered national attention as the worst mass shooting in modern American history. And, while it’s certainly influenced the lives affected by the massacre, the incident is also influencing legislative issues for the 2017 session.

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There’s a new Bay County sheriff in town. After handing in his resignation last week, the former Sheriff Frank McKeithen decided to retire early.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott signed three bills into law Thursday, the first round of the 2016 Legislative session. The smooth passage of the top priority bills could ease tensions at the State Capitol.

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A Former Florida First Lady was remembered Monday during her funeral service in Tallahassee.

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A Florida man convicted of killing four people, including his own daughter, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday. Jerry Correll’s execution had been delayed for months.

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A bill aiming to make Florida the most veterans-friendly state in the nation got signed into law Monday. Surrounded by several military personnel and elected officials, the Governor signed the measure at a National Guard Armory in Panama City.

There are about 1.5 million veterans in Florida, and Governor Rick Scott says in signing the so-called “G.I. bill,” his hope is it makes Florida a better place to live for even more veterans.

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The Senate passed a series of bills Tuesday from a bill making sure gun owners don’t face discrimination to one of Governor Rick Scott’s top legislative priorities.

Scott says he’s happy the Florida Senate passed the auto fee rollback that seeks to reduce the amount Floridians pay in vehicle registration fees. Now, he says it’s the House’s turn.

Governor Rick Scott has signed an elections reform bill into law. But, some say the bipartisan effort to add more early voting days and sites in Florida doesn’t go far enough.

Last year, Governor Scott said he wanted to make sure the counting delays and long lines at the polls during the 2012 election were corrected.

“My goal is to have honest and fair elections,” said Scott.

Florida’s prison chief is stepping down from his role as the head of one of the nation’s largest prison systems. While Ken Tucker’s official last day is at the end of December, he bid farewell to the Florida Department of Corrections in a video message Wednesday.

With only about 15 months on the job, Tucker is preparing to leave because he’s approaching a mandatory retirement date. In his farewell video, Tucker says he has mixed feelings.

The Florida Board of Education heard from Governor Rick Scott Monday on his ideas for shaping the future of the state’s public schools. The board also had an opportunity to bring its concerns to the governor, including a controversial plan of setting student achievement goals based on race.