• The Florida Supreme Court ruled that most county-level votes to expand slot machines aren’t valid under state statutes or the Florida Constitution.
  • Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.8% to 4.5%, as the Governor continued to criticize the Legislature for slashing economic incentives for business.
  • The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission met with reporters around the state, urging everyone to take steps to protect bears and keep them out of neighborhoods, especially during the spring mating season when bears are on the move.

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