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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

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Biodiesel backers remain upbeat despite low gasoline prices

TAMPA — With gas prices sinking, it’s difficult to whip up excitement for alternatives to fossil fuels.
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Amid $1 billion expansion TIA holds job fair

Amid $1 billion expansion TIA holds job fair

TAMPA — The massive expansion project at Tampa International Airport will not only benefit future air travelers, but is already benefiting thousands of workers who are engaged in the construction work and will fill positions at 65 new shops, r...
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Senate moves to give Scott business incentives, streamline film fund

TALLAHASSEE — A senate subcommittee on Monday unanimously approved both the governor’s tweaking of the state’s business incentive program and a Sarasota senator’s makeover of the state’s film development program. ...
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Court clerks ‘made a case’ for more funding, senator says

TALLAHASSEE — The chairman of a Senate committee that oversees the justice system budget said Thursday that Florida’s court clerks have demonstrated a need for more funding, but he wants to make sure they spend the money wisely....
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Panel OKs plan governing records search legal fees

TALLAHASSEE — With the backing of local governments, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would give judges discretion in deciding whether to award legal fees in public-records lawsuits.
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Senator: Proposals to cover state’s uninsured ‘dead’

TALLAHASSEE — After a bruising political fight, a key senator said Tuesday that proposals about expanding health care coverage for uninsured Floridians could be dead for years — and that lawmakers are now focused on “second tier&...
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Seminole Gaming Compact goes to workshop

Seminole Gaming Compact goes to workshop

TALLAHASSEE — Gambling foes and pros have launched respective media campaigns in advance of today’s workshop on the Seminole Gaming Compact.
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Measure would let voters decide on statewide charter school commission

TALLAHASSEE — A House measure pushing a constitutional amendment to the ballot that would create a statewide charter school commission cleared the House preK-12 subcommittee Wednesday morning along party lines.
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Tampa International to host jobs fair Monday for new concessions

Tampa International to host jobs fair Monday for new concessions

TAMPA – Tampa International Airport will hold a jobs fair Monday for restaurant and shop positions at its new concessions.
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New compound targets hard-to-treat breast cancers

New compound targets hard-to-treat breast cancers

JUPITER — Findings from a new study led by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute suggest a potent therapeutic approach for a number of hard-to-treat breast cancers.
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