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UPDATED: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a part of the state budget that would’ve compensated residents in Lee and Broward Counties years after the state removed their healthy citrus trees. The 16-year battle for reimbursement continues.

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Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL19) of Naples held a town hall with some dramatic moments in Bonita Springs Wednesday night. 

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Federal officials announced plans Monday to extend Temporary Protected Status for the more than 58,000 Haitian nationals that have come to the U.S. in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that hit the island nation in 2010.

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Members of Southwest Florida’s state legislative delegation met with business leaders and local elected officials at a Chamber of Southwest Florida luncheon in Fort Myers Tuesday to discuss the successes and failures of this year’s legislative session, which ended May 8. 

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Every 2o years, Floridians have the opportunity to suggest changes to the state constitution through the Constitution Revision Commission. It's one of five ways Floridians have to change the state's constitution. The Commission listened to local resident's concerns Wednesday night when it stopped in Fort Myers. 


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