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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Politics

‘Infiltrator’ begins hiring cast for Tampa filming

TAMPA — Think you oughta be in pictures?
Updated: 2 mins ago
Scott’s $77 billion budget includes $673 million in tax cuts

Scott’s $77 billion budget includes $673 million in tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott rolled out a $77 billion spending plan Wednesday replete with education spending and tax cuts, two of the issues he has focused on throughout his first term in office.
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Attorney General nominee defends Obama’s immigration policies

WASHINGTON — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Joyner hammers Scott’s ‘arrogance’ over ouster of FDLE head

Joyner hammers Scott’s ‘arrogance’ over ouster of FDLE head

Arthenia Joyner, the Senate’s top Democrat, kicked off the annual Associated Press legislative planning session with a bang Wednesday, hammering Gov. Rick Scott for a “miserable lesson in bad government.”
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Sarasota inventor Skip Parish envisions a future where swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles working in unison hunt targets like a wolf pack.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Government tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Local priest, church hid dark secret, victims group says

Local priest, church hid dark secret, victims group says

TAMPA — The Rev. Innocente Clementi died in 1999 at the age of 78.
Updated: 6 hours ago

HUD announces $1.8 billion in grants for homeless

TAMPA — The ambitious goal of ending chronic homelessness by next year just got its annual booster shot as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $1.8 billion in grants to some 8,400 local agencies that deal with homele...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Jury awards $340,000 to fired state corrections officials in whistle-blower suit

TALLAHASSEE — A jury in Tallahassee has slapped the state’s beleaguered Department of Corrections with a $340,000 verdict for wrongly firing a state prison warden and his assistant warden as retaliation for being whistleblowers, court d...
Updated: 15 hours ago

New shots fired in battle over voting districts

In documents filed with the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, attorneys for the Legislature say groups suing the state over its congressional districts submitted “politically corrupt” maps as part of the challenge.
Updated: 15 hours ago