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Florida Matters: Pinellas Mass Transit Tax Hike Referendum (June 4, 2013)
 
Coming to Pinellas County?

In 2014, voters in Pinellas County will decide whether to raise their sales taxes to pay for major upgrades to the county's public transportation system. That would include what could become the Bay Area's first light rail. Supporters say it's...

 
Florida Matters: State House Reporters Look Back at the Legislative Session (May 31, 2013)
 

What got done in Tallahassee, what didn't and why? And how will it affect you?

Ethics and elections reform gets through, but health care expansion does not. And efforts to change alimony and state run Citizens property insurance fell...

 
Florida Matters: 2013 Legislative Wrap Up (May 21, 2013)
 

State lawmakers wrapped up this year's legislative session by passing a $74.5 billion budget which the governor trimmed to $74.1 billion. But overall, lawmakers were happy with the budget and proud of their bipartisan spirit.

Less than two...

 
Medicaid Expansion and the Florida Legislature (May 14, 2013)
 

The debate over Medicaid expansion was one of the biggest issues during this year’s legislative session. Florida Matters talks with three Florida lawmakers about why they were unable to agree on a plan that would have expanded health care...

 
Florida Matters: The Cost of College (May 7, 2013)
 

The cost of college is rising and more students find themselves repaying loans than ever. Florida Matters talks with two experts about what trends are affecting the cost of earning a college degree and what parents can do to prepare.

 
The Gulf of Mexico Three Years After the BP Oil Spill (May 1, 2013)
 
Deepwater Horizon rig on fire in 2010

Fish with lesions, diseased livers and spleens - and parts of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico coated with a toxic slime. These are some of the things researchers continue to find three years after the Deepwater Horizon well exploded. A team...

 
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