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Tallahassee, FL – During the tenth Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony at the Capitol on Monday, Governor Charlie Crist signed a bill bolstering the state's ability to locate endangered missing adults. Florida Public Radio's Margie Menzel reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Tropical Storm Fay has refocused Florida homeowners' attention on the importance of windstorm coverage. Meanwhile, the state's third-largest private insurer is shedding thousands of policyholders. More from Tom Flanigan .

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's economy continues to shrink. Figures released Friday indicates the state will collect about 1.7 billion fewer tax dollars than previously expected this year. Tax collections have failed to meet projections for two years now; forcing deep budget cuts. James Call reports despite the dire economic news, the state universities want more money.

Tallahassee, FL – Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottcamp delivered a State of Youth Drug Use talk Thursday. Since 2000 all major areas of abuse are on the decline but Kottcamp says, Florida's kids aren't safe just yet. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A Senate panel heard moving testimony from a sexual assault victim as they took up the Prevention First Act. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Legislators were seeing red as members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrated their Delta Days at the Capitol. And students from around the state also came to support the federally funded TRIO programs which help students attend college. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Combine yellow rice, shrimp, chicken, spices and more, and that's what was cooking at the capitol for lunch. Even the governor came down to stir the pot. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate Finance and Tax heard more than half a dozen bills today, and several sparked opposition. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – A House bill that would enable more Florida students to attend college sailed through a council today and we're closer to getting our annual break on sales tax. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – AARP hopes millions of people will make a pledge about the upcoming election. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink addressed the concerns of the Financial Literacy Council of how to help Floridians be more financially savvy. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A Broward County Senator wants one department to keep track of all gaming in Florida. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Committee on Insurance is still digging into the process of setting rates and funding a storm catastrophe. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A group brought their message of peace to Tallahassee on this Good Friday. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Much of what we hear from the capitol lately is about budget cuts and challenging times. The Governor talked about it in his weekly radio address.

Tallahassee, FL – A bill in the Florida house passed its first committee on Thursday. It enforces stricter penalties for motorcycle traffic offenses it goes as far confiscating your vehicle entirely if caught breaking the law. Trimmel Gomes has more on that story.

Tallahassee, FL – Some rule tightening may be on the way for Condo and Homeowners Associations. Also, a mobile aquarium visits Tallahassee. Gina Jordan has that story.

Tallahassee, FL – Nurses are lobbying legislators this week as part of the Florida Nursing Associations Lobby Days. Gina Jordan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – This is Florida Space Day. There's a push at the capitol to keep the sunshine state tops in space flight. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate Democratic Caucus met today to set its 2008 legislative priorities and discuss its strategy to block the proposed budget. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Over 200,000 people die of Cardiac Arrest each year. About 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented if an Automated External Defibrillator or AED was used immediately following. Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would allow the AED to be used in public areas and schools. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – There's no money for anyone's legislative agenda this year, but children and those who serve them may see some real policy gains. Margie Menzel prepared this report.

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