State News

Open Carry is one stop away from the Florida House floor.
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A bill allowing the open carry of firearms narrowly passed its second House committee Wednesday.  It’s getting pushback from local law enforcement officials.

Florida Channel

Excessive use of force incidents are down, but officials say Florida’s troubled prison agency still needs more staff. Those are just some of the issues that came up during the prison chief’s initial Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday.

MGN Online

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is thanking Governor Rick Scott for pledging millions of dollars to help process thousands of untested rape kits.

Victor Hanacek

Holiday shoppers are expected to spend a little more this year. The Florida Retail Federation is predicting a 4.5  percent increase in holiday spending this year over last.

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Florida gets a good return on its investment when it spends money on its beaches. That’s according to a study from the state’s top economists.