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Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law Senate Bill 118, prohibiting websites that publish criminal mugshots from charging to remove the photos.

Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, said websites are charging high prices to take down mugshots even if the person pictured has had the conviction sealed, or expunged.


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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday used his veto pen to slash $410 million in legislative projects across the state, saying they failed to “provide a great return for Florida families.”

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The Duval County School Board will continue budgeting for the upcoming school year without knowing how much money it’s working with.

Florida Governor Rick Scott hasn’t said whether he’ll sign a massive education bill, HB7069, that would increase teacher bonuses but significantly cut capital dollars for traditional public schools and encourage charters to replace failing schools. Duval board members are calling for Scott to veto it.

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The Office of Governor Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE — With a narrowing deadline and an uncertain outcome, Florida legislative leaders on Wednesday sent the new $82.4 billion state budget to Gov. Rick Scott, as education leaders urge a veto of all or major parts of the spending plan.

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Florida's largely dry conditions shouldn't be seen as a reason to reduce vigilance in preventing the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

So far this year, Florida has had 50 cases of “travel-related” Zika, those people infected elsewhere who brought the disease into the state. That lags behind where Florida was at this point in 2016.

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