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The Trump Administration announced its decision Monday night to end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the nearly 50 thousand Haitian nationals who have been living in the U.S. since the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200 thousand people.

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This week, Governor Rick Scott announced tax cuts he'd like to have in place for next year. But he also recently said he wants to spend almost $2 billion dollars on environmental projects. 


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Governor Rick Scott announced a new tax cut proposal in Fort Myers on Monday.

Speaking at Alufab, a local window installation company, Scott said he’s proposing $180 million dollars in tax cuts for Floridians.  

Part of the cuts would come from sales tax holidays for back to school shopping and preparing for hurricanes. He also wants to reduce the fee to get a driver’s license.

He said cutting taxes generates more money.

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Congress missed a deadline at the end of September to reauthorize funding for the country’s community health centers, which provide access to primary care and other medical services for more than 27 million people nationwide.

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State Lawmakers have completed their first round of five committee weeks leading up to the start of Florida’s 2018 legislative session, which officially kicks off Jan. 9.

That first week of meetings was delayed due to impacts of Hurricane Irma. Lawmakers still have plenty of prep work ahead of them before the session begins, but an idea of what will likely be next year’s hot-button issues is beginning to take shape.

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