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Today's Drug Testing Part 2 (March 21, 2008)
prescription drugs

The State of Florida is currently taking part in a year-long pilot program that requires random drug testing among high school students who compete in football, baseball, softball, weight lifting and flag football. The Florida High School...

Today's Drug Testing (March 14, 2008)
prescription drugs

In 2007, Florida lawmakers passed House Bill 461 that mandated state high schools be involved in random testing for anabolic steroids use beginning in fall of 2007. One of three states to mandate testing among high school students so far, Florida...

Mentally Incompetent Inmates Part 2 (March 7, 2008)
Mentally Ill Inmate: Courtesy of St. Pete Times

This week on Florida Matters: By many accounts, Florida's mental health system is broken. At one point, Florida's former DCF Secretary faced jail time because of the backlog of incompetent jail inmates awaiting treatment. The Florida Supreme...

2008 Legislative Preview (February 29, 2008)
Florida Capitol Building

This week on Florida Matters: State lawmakers will meet on Tuesday for their annual legislative session. By most accounts it will be another tight budget year and Floridians still have questions about taxes, health insurance, education, and much...

Foster Care (February 22, 2008)
DCF Logo
Foster Care

This week on Florida Matters: Florida's foster care system has long been plagued by lost children and overlooked abuse. We'll take a closer look at those problems and what's being done about them.

Budget Cuts (February 15, 2008)
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Budget Cuts

This week on Florida Matters: The economy will always have its ups and downs, but it's those down cycles that worry employers and employees the most. We'll hear how three area managers operate during a budget crisis and how Tampa International...

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