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7:37 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Browning says primary voting process going well

Secretary of State Kurt Browning gives an update on Presidential Primary
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The polls are open, and Florida voters are casting ballots in about 67-hundred voting precincts across the state for the Republican Presidential Primary. As Sascha Cordner reports, despite a small setback in Orlando, the state’s election’s chief says everything is going according to plan.

As Florida voters go to the polls for the state’s Republican primary, Florida’s Secretary of State Kurt Browning says everything is going smoothly so far. But, there was a slight hiccup in Orlando when a polling place opened late:

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7:20 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Lawmakers debate prison privatization on Senate floor

Group protests prison privatization plan
WFSU

The question as to whether to privatize about 30 South Florida prisons took center stage in and outside the Florida Senate Tuesday. As Sascha Cordner reports, in a last ditch effort to stall the effort, several Democrats, Republicans, and state employees joined together to talk about the overall impact the move will have on the state.

“Our Government is not for sale and neither are our prisoners for sale. We all stand together.”

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Politics
7:16 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

House mulls property tax breaks for seniors

Florida lawmakers are proposing several new constitutional amendments that would give some Florida residents a break on their property taxes. Regan McCarthy reports one measure would freeze the property taxes of low income seniors.

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Politics
7:00 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Southerland backs Fla over EPA in water fight

After complaints about toxic algae in Florida’s water bodies, and an attempt at imposing Federal water quality standards, the Environmental Protection Agency is giving the state a chance to make its own rules. Regan McCarthy reports U.S. Representative Steve Southerland came to Florida Monday to tout the state’s proposed water quality standards.

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Politics
6:25 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Nurses sue to stop privatization of prison health services

A union that represents thousands of nurses and other health care workers in Florida is suing to stop the privatization of Florida’s prison health care services. Sascha Cordner has more...

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