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    Hard ball politics over health care reform are on full display at the State Capitol this week, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us, Governor Rick Scott is now threatening legal action against the Obama Administration. ”We need you to flip one more time Rick!” Rick Scott was once for expanded healthcare. Now he is against […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • End of Life Marijuana 1, April16, 2015
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    Mike Vasilinda
  • Online Voter Registration 1, April16, 2015
    Registering to vote by using a pen and paper in person could be a thing of the past under a proposed online voter registration bill. But as Matt Galka tells us, one of the Governor’s top officials, the Secretary of State, is adamantly opposed, much to the dismay of Senators. Florida lawmakers say it’s about […]
    Matt Galka
  • Same Sex Bathroom Bills fails to get key Committee Hearing 1, April15, 2015
    Same sex bathroom legislation that has been highly controversial a the state capitol failed to get a key committee hearing  this week effectively killing the bill. But as Mike Vasilinda tells us, transgender activists say it is too early to claim total victory. the legislation requires people to use restrooms matching the gender on their […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Millennials Push for Health Care Extension 1, April15, 2015
    As the House and Senate remain divided over how and whether to expand health care using Federal money, two dozen young adults told reports they were being forced to choose between education or careers and health care. Charlotte Cassell is a young lawyer for Florida Legal Services who has a client in dire need of […]
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  • Seer Sucker Suit Day in the Legislature 1, April15, 2015
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    Mike Vasilinda
  • Senior Day at the Capitol 1, April15, 2015
    Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of a thousand senior citizens at the state Capitol today. Some came to make their voices heard on health care, others, like Donnell Crews of Jacksonville came to make his wish for the future known. “What I’d really like to see is mass rail system in Florida. A mass rail […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Bear Hunt Likely 1, April15, 2015
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    Matt Galka
  • Body Camera Legislation Watered Down in Senate, but is it Enough? 1, April14, 2015
    Legislation giving police almost total control over who can see video from body cameras was watered down today at the state Capitol, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, open government advocates say the legislation is almost self defeating. The video of a man fleeing and being shot by a police officer in South Carolina. If […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Gaetz for US Senate? 1, April14, 2015
    Former State Senate President Don Gaetz is considering running for the US Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio. Gaetz says he never considered such a run until people started reaching out to him this weekend. “Ah, but when you get calls from people you respected admire, as I have. People here and elsewhere around […]
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Secretary Browning Gives Election a Nine out of Ten

November 4th, 2008 by Anna Laura Rehwinkel

Secretary of State Kurt Browning says Florida is writing a new chapter in its infamous Election Day history. Few voting problems were reported today and as Whitney Ray tells us, record early voting turnout lightened the load for poll workers.

With an hour to go until polls closed, a few last minute voters strolled into this Tallahassee precinct.

I just had a lot of things to get done. We got them done and we got here, said Tallahassee resident Cindy Garrett.

After Cindy Garrett cast her ballot, poll workers began picking up signs and counting the minutes until closing time.

This voting site was prepared to close on time and then three minutes before seven, a last minute voter rushed through the door. Jenett Hammond says better late than never.

This is the Presidential Election. Its the best thing you can do today, said Jenett.

After the polls closed Secretary of State Kurt Browning gave the election high marks.

Someone asked me earlier tonight, on a scale of one to ten where I would rate this election. Id give it a nine, Browning said.

Despite the good news, at least five counties still had long lines when the polls closed. Browning said more counties would have been added to the long line list if 4.2 million Floridians hadnt voted early.

Student voting caused some of the biggest problems today. Out of town students at UCF and USF created long lines after they had to change their addresses before voting.

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