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Florida Matters: The Future of Florida's Springs (May 20, 2014)
 

Most everyone agrees that Florida's springs have seen much better days. Decades of growth, agriculture and lawn fertilizer are among the factors that have turned many springs into a soupy, murky muck. But a comprehensive bill to protect and...

 
Florida Matters: 2014 Legislative Session (May 13, 2014)
 

State lawmakers ended this year's 60-day legislative session by passing a record $77.1 billion budget, along with laws that deal with everything from immigrant tuition to medical marijuana. We take a look at what passed -- and what didn't -- on...

 
Florida Matters: Greenlight Pinellas Transit Plan (May 6, 2014)
 

This November, voters in Pinellas County will decide whether or not to raise the county's sales tax to 8 percent to fund Greenlight Pinellas. That's the transit plan that would expand bus service and help build a light rail connecting Clearwater...

 
Florida Matters: Planning for Death (April 29, 2014)
 

It's said there are only two things guaranteed in life: death and taxes. In this episode of Florida Matters, a conversation about death and how to plan for end-of-life issues. It's something everyone faces, but experts say very few people plan...

 
Florida Matters: A Look at the BP Oil Spill 4 Years Later (April 22, 2014)
 

It's been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We take a look at the lingering effects, ongoing clean-up efforts and the future of drilling in the Gulf.

We talk to an oil industry expert and two...

 
Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (April 14, 2014)
 

For a special "newsmakers" edition of Florida Matters, we took some of your questions with us when we sat down with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman at City Hall to talk about the mayor's first 100 days in office. We talk with the mayor about...

 
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