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Tallahassee seeks to end ‘roam towing,’ OKs overnight towing bans

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Tallahassee city officials are considering overnight towing bans, targeting tow trucks drivers praying on bar-goers who leave cars behind when they are too drunk to drive. According to WTSP, the push to prevent so-called “roam towing” is an idea gaining support in Florida’s Capitol. After a 10Investigates series examining the benefits of overnight towing bans in the Tampa Bay region, the Tallahassee City Commission unanimously enacted similar consumer protections. Tallahassee will now allow bar and restaurant customers to leave vehicles…

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Today on Context Florida: New constitutional amendment, childhood poverty and healthcare costs

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Today on Context Florida: After several months of cooking, Peter Schorsch says a new proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution popped up this week. What is it? It’s a mouthful and is called, “All Voters Vote in Top Two Primary Elections for Congress, State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet” and it basically changes the rules for how elections are conducted in Florida. When Andy Ford first began his teaching career it was in an inner city school where extreme poverty permeated nearly every…

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