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  1. PolitiFact Florida: Have political arrests in Cuba increased?

    State Roundup

    The son of a Cuban immigrant, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that he hoped President-elect Donald Trump could press for change for Cubans following Fidel Castro's death.

  2. Popular with voters, medical marijuana finds few champions in Tallahassee

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Medical marijuana's implementation is turning out to be a slow burn.

  3. Pam Bondi's career path could lead to post in Trump's White House

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Pam Bondi would bring personal loyalty to Donald Trump's future administration — and political baggage, too.

  4. Once the man to beat, Jeb Bush exhales in Trump's Washington

    State Roundup

    WASHINGTON — The reception was warm, but the standing ovation took a while to spread across the vast hotel conference room. Still, there was Jeb Bush back on stage Thursday before a crowd of more than 1,000.

  5. Rick Scott proposes 5 percent pay raise for 4,000 state law enforcement officers

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants to reward 4,000 state law enforcement officers with 5 percent pay raises next year, in a move that signifies a major policy shift.

  6. Rick Scott's troubled jobs agency taps former Tampa rep as new leader


    The embattled agency that Gov. Rick Scott relies on for job creation chose its new leader Wednesday.

  7. Florida will again consider mandatory recess

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A popular, parent-backed proposal to require daily recess at all of Florida's public elementary schools will be back before the Florida Legislature next spring.

  8. Unused vacation days? Here are some last minute travel ideas


    We really stink at vacations. • The average American will end this year with at least three unused vacation days — and half of us will have taken no vacation at all. And even when we do go, too many of us are checking our work email while we are supposed to be relaxing. And don't even get us started on how …

  9. Florida to pay prison whistleblowers $800,000 to end lawsuit

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Years after three prison investigators came forward with evidence of inmate abuse and cover-ups at the Florida Department of Corrections, the state has agreed to settle a retaliation lawsuit — and pay them $800,000.

  10. Infamous Trump check will loom if Pam Bondi heads to D.C.

    State Roundup

    For Attorney General Pam Bondi, the good news is that the next president of the United States may be calling with a big job offer in Washington.