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Seven prison facilities to close around the state

Florida has too many empty prison beds and a budget that needs cutting. That means some prisons will be closing starting next month.  The state has 100-thousand inmates. With the crime rate falling, the Department of Corrections has 12,000 prison beds that aren’ t needed.  Steve Bousquet with the Herald-Times …

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Florida governor unveils his proposed budget

Governor Rick Scott has unveiled his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. It calls for $66.4 billion in spending. That is four and a half billion less than the current budget. One area Scott doesn’t plan to cut is education.  He is proposing a one-billion-dollar increase that focuses on …

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