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Floridians not as confident in economy

Consumer confidence in Florida dropped 4 points in March. One expert expected the drop, but not for the reasons that actually caused it. WUFT’s Laura McKeeman brings us more on the causes of this down-swing and the future of consumer confidence in the state. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPConsumerConfidenceWRAP.mp3]

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Cracking down on pain clinics

Pill mills are getting a lot of attention in Florida, and Governor Rick Scott is addressing the issue. Governor Scott’s initiative to crack down on these facilities that are prescribing pain killers includes using unspent funds from Florida Department of Law Enforcement to enact a strike force. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson …

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Senate president outlines legislative goals

Florida’s legislative session begins today and state lawmakers are looking at policy battles ranging from the budget to education and a number of issues in between. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Senate President Mike Haridopolos about what he hopes to accomplish this session and how lawmakers will battle for what …

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State supreme court rules for governor

After the Florida Supreme Court voted to uphold Governor Rick Scott’s decision to reject federal funds for the high speed rail, the controversy has raised questions about the role of government in the matter. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with former Florida House Speaker and University of Florida College of Law …

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Space shuttle Discovery launched Thursday

The space shuttle Discovery is off on its last mission. WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose was at Cape Canaveral. Just before the launch she talked with Front Page Edition of ATC host Joanna Wise about today’s mission and the overall impact of the shuttle program on Florida’s Space Coast. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDiscoveryQA.mp3]

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Shooting kills St. Petersburg police officer

Six Florida police officers have been shot and killed since the beginning of the year. Saint Petersburg has been hit the hardest, with three officers killed. The most recent shooting was Monday night. WUFT FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of how Governor Rick Scott’s proposed pension plan changes may …

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