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Appellate decision may not affect Northwood Centre case

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At first, it looked like a slam dunk. An appeals court on Thursday said the Department of Corrections isn’t liable for breaking a lease because the rent money wasn’t in the state budget. That sounded like it could take the legal steam from another ongoing dispute between owners of a Tallahassee office complex and several state agencies who bolted on their master lease. Gov. Rick Scott, in the 2016-17 state budget, approved stopping lease payments to Northwood Centre as of July 1, the start of the…

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State DHSMV moving its computers in May

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Don’t try to renew your driver’s license online the weekend of May 6-8. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will be offline then as it moves its computers and other equipment to a new home, the agency said in a Tuesday news release. The move begins 8 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, May 6 through 8 a.m. Monday, May 9. “The department anticipates that offices will be open to walk-in customers Monday, May 9, but will it not…

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