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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Headed To Scott’s Desk

The state’s Senate has given final approval to a bill which would require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. Next stop – Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.

04/24/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Abortion Waiting Period Bill Heads For Senate Vote

After approving a limited exemption for victims of rape, incest, domestic violence or human trafficking, a Senate committee Monday supported a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before receiving abortions.

04/21/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Abortion Waiting Period Gets Senate OK

A divided Senate committee Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before they could receive abortions.

03/31/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Senate Seeks To Ban Powdered Booze

Spirits aren’t high on the future of powdered alcohol being mixed in Florida.

03/30/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

New Restrictions On Abortion Could Pass In State Legislature

The Florida Legislature is considering several measures, all new, which would restrict abortions.

03/30/2015

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State Senate Shows “Solidarity” Against Cuba Diplomacy

After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba.

03/24/2015

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Senate Adds Cuban Player Rules To Stadium Funding Plan

The Senate accepted a House proposal Thursday that would require Major League Baseball to change how Cuban players are treated if baseball wants to share in state money for stadium work.

05/01/2014

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Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.

04/11/2014

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Controversial Abortion Restriction Bill Moving Forward

Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability.

04/08/2014

Florida Capitol

Dems Seek Energy-Efficient Sales Tax Holiday

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed measures to create a month-long sales tax holiday for purchases of energy-efficient appliances.

01/31/2014

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