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Arthenia Joyner

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate

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

04/23/2014

Florida Legislature Abortion

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 Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Senate Panel Approves “Common Sense” School Discipline Bill

With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms.

04/08/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Calls For Expanded Early Voting, More Polling Sites

Up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during Florida’s next election, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday. The move would be a backpeddling of sorts for Republicans.

CBS4–01/17/2013

Florida Capitol

State Adminstrative Hearings Judge To Rule On Election Law

Opponents of the state’s controversial elections law squared off against the Secretary of State’s office in a hearing that marked the first part of a likely two-stage battle to block the law’s most contentious provisions from governing the November elections.

08/12/2012

Florida Capitol

Senate Passes PIP Reform Bill

Time is running out for the Florida House and Senate to come up with a workable solution to personal injury protection (PIP) reform before Friday’s adjournment.

CBS4–03/07/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Critics Claim State Senate’s New Map Favors Incumbents

Plans to redraw the political boundaries of the state Senate and Florida’s congressional delegations passed the upper chamber by broad margin even as opponents bitterly argued the maps are aimed at protecting political incumbents.

CBS4–01/18/2012

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Bill Advances In Fla. Senate

A bill that would change the way the state calculates its minimum wage is ready go to the full Senate, after approval Tuesday by the Budget Committee.

CBS4–04/26/2011

Rick Scott

State Senators Sue Gov. Scott Over Rail Project

A bipartisan pair of Florida State Senators has sued Governor Rick Scott in the Florida Supreme Court to force him to accept the federal money for a high-speed rail system.

CBS4–03/01/2011