- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

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LEGISLATIVE SESSION SET TO BEGIN

Gov. Rick Scott will kick off the 2014 legislative session by asking legislators to approve his tax cut package and by asking to keep tuition rates low. Scott’s State of the State speech Tuesday will be one of the highlights of the opening day of the 60-day session.

SEMIONLE TRIBE LOOKING AT ATLANTIC CITY CASINO MARKET

The Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, through its Hard Rock franchise, has indicated a renewed interest in the Atlantic City casino market. Hard Rock, the global casino and entertainment company, asked New Jersey gambling regulators for a ruling on whether the tribe would need to qualify for a casino license should the company acquire or build one. Hard Rock has been rumored for months to be interested in the struggling Revel Casino Hotel, whose owners are considering selling it.

SUSPECT SHOT BY POLICE AFTER STABBING IN GAINESVILLE

Police have fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing a staff member on the University of Florida’s campus. Authorities say 28-year-old Michael Cravey approached the university staff member and his wife outside of Leigh Hall Monday morning. After a brief conversation, the suspect stabbed the man and fled the area. Police do not believe the men knew each other previously.

NAACP HOSTS EVENT ON EVE OF 2014 SESSION

House Democratic leader Perry Thurston says the hundreds that attended the “Moral Monday” event at the Capitol are shining a light on “issues that matter,” though those topics have not been high priorities for the Republican majority. Speakers at the NAACP sponsored event addressed the topics of gun violence, medical expansion, public education, voter purging and the restoration of full voting rights the day before the 2014 session begins.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED BY TRAIN

Officials say a 28-year-old man was struck and killed by a train in Seville as he went under a crossing gate along the railroad tracks on Sunday night

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