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Voter Registration Paints Party Pictures

Voter registration for the presidential primaries closed a month ago. More than 8 million Floridians are registered as Republicans or Democrats, while nearly 3 million voters in the state are registered with no party affiliation, according to data from the state Division of Elections.

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Citrus Forecast Improves But ‘Trying Times’ Remain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly forecast predicted that this year's Florida orange harvest will be enough to fill an estimated 71 million boxes, an increase of 2 million boxes from February. But, even with the revised forecast, the season remains on pace to be the worst for the citrus industry in five decades.

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Scott Signs Death Penalty Fix Into Law

The Supreme Court of the United States. Photo: Jeff Kubina/Flickr

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure designed to fix the state's death-penalty after it was found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in January. The Court found the old system of giving judges, not juries, the power to impose death sentences was an unconstitutional violation of defendants' right to trial by jury.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Heading to Florida Governor

Florida’s contentious medical marijuana legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate approved a House version of a bill (HB 307) that expands the use of the Right to Try Act, allowing medical marijuana use for patients with terminal conditions. A similar measure, which allows all strengths and …

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