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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

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Record Florida Budget Lands On Scott’s Desk

Florida’s record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.

05/20/2014

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House Speaker: “Lights Are Out” On Gambling

House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.

04/09/2014

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Lawmaker: Shift Florida Lottery Into Gaming Commission

As lawmakers look at overhauling the state’s gambling landscape, a new gaming commission could include a shift of management for the 25-year-old Florida Lottery.

02/11/2014

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Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill To Benefit Special Needs Students

A bill that will grant the parents of special needs students more say in their education has been signed and will take effect Monday.

CBS4–06/28/2013

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Some GOP Lawmakers Skeptical Of Gov. Scott’s Job Plan

Some Republican lawmakers have questioned Gov. Rick Scott’s jobs package.

02/12/2013

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Florida Senate Panel To Vote On New Redristricting Map

The Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.

CBS4–03/21/2012

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