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Edwin Rivera, 24, of Tampa, waits to be helped at the Drew Park branch of the Hillsborough County Tax Collector's office last Friday. 

Currently, Floridians can receive and renew their drivers licenses at Tax Collectors offices on the same day, but it could take up to two weeks under a proposed change. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Times]

Controversy grows over plan to revamp issuance of millions of Florida driver licenses

TALLAHASSEE — Florida motorists enjoy getting their shiny new driver licenses on the spot, but the state is studying a possible change to a new system that's stirring warnings of a possible "disaster" with drivers waiting up to two weeks for their cards. The state's top highway safety official says no decision has  …


Medical marijuana amendment hits milestone for court review

A constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana in Florida has reached a key milestone in its petition drive, triggering required reviews by Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Supreme Court....


Kriseman returns early from Cuba because of storm

Mayor Rick Kriseman's trip to Cuba ended early....


Pasco charter school gets warning from district over calendars, contract

Classical Preparatory Academy, the charter school founded by powerful state Rep. Richard Corcoran's wife, Anne, has run afoul of the Pasco County school district with its plans to cancel three class days to hold parent-teacher conferences....