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Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers Home

After two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.

06/19/2015

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State Senator Apologizes For Controversial Tweet

State Rep. Matt Gaetz has apologized for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones.

05/01/2015

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Senate Democrats Sue Florida House Over Abrupt Session End

Democrat’s in the Florida Senate filed a lawsuit against the Florida House over its abrupt end to the 2015 legislative session.

04/30/2015

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‘Telehealth’ Bills Could Be In Trouble

Efforts to bolster the use of “telehealth” in Florida could be in jeopardy, as bills remain stuck in House and Senate committees.

04/22/2015

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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

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Senate Higher Ed Panel Backs Guns On Campus

With lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.

03/16/2015

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Emergency Gun Bill To Get Second Shot In Senate

After a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.

03/12/2015

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Lawmakers Say Telemedicine Deal Likely This Year

Pointing to a need to increase access to health care in areas such as rural communities, a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders Tuesday expressed confidence they will reach agreement this year on a plan to boost the use of telemedicine in Florida.

02/03/2015

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Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate

The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.

04/23/2014

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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

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