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The Florida Supreme Court is trying to determine whether forty Sarasota landowners should be compensated for land seized by the federal government.

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Two labor unions are suing the state of Florida for hiring non-union workers to build and maintain the Orlando-area SunRail commuter train line. The suit filed Thursday claims the state is not honoring what it agreed to in order to break the legislative stalemate over the SunRail construction in 2009 and in a contract in 2011.

The Florida AFL-CIO and Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen are asking a Leon County circuit court judge to order the state to let union workers take over construction and maintenance of the SunRail track.


Amtrak’s Sunset Limited passenger train hasn’t been on North Florida rails since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Now, as Tom Flanigan reports, there’s a growing effort to get that train back on track.

Legislators are considering a bill that would require rail road companies presenting bids to the state to declare any involvement with transporting people to Nazi death camps during World War II. The bill passed unanimously through its first committee, but Regan McCarthy reports some lawmakers worry about the precedent it could set.