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Citizens Insurance Overhaul Bill Headed For Final Vote In FL Senate

The decision about a bill which will potentially overhaul of Citizens Property Insurance Corp is headed for final vote in the Senate and it could drastically determine how much you pay for your homeowners insurance.

CBS4–04/11/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. House Bill Targeting Minimum Wage And Sick Leave

A Florida House committee approved a bill Thursday that would prevent local governments and voters from setting local minimum wages, setting policies on items like earned sick leave, and bar preference for local government contracts based on wages or compensation.

CBS Miami–03/07/2013

(Source:AP/Susan Walsh)

Report: Current Congress Most Unproductive In History

The next time your boss complains that employees are simply not getting the job done, remind them it could always be worse; he could be in charge of Congress.

CBS Miami–12/28/2012

(Photo Credit: Office of Governor)

45 Year Ban On Dyeing Chicks, Bunnies Ends With Scott’s OK

After 45 years, Florida residents once again have the legal right to dye bunnies and chickens bright neon colors to give children for Easter gifts, despite the fact the law change has been decried by animal rights advocates statewide.

04/07/2012

(Source: CBS4) Caylee Anthony and her mother, Casey, charged in her death.

“Caylee’s Law” Now An Official Law In Florida

Prompted by the death of Orlando two-year-old Caylee Anthony in 2008, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a measure to bolster penalties for lying to police when a child goes missing.

CBS4–04/06/2012

(Source: CBS4) Caylee Anthony and her mother, Casey, charged in her death.

“Caylee’s Law” On Desk Of Gov. Rick Scott

A bill created from the death of a two-year-old Central Florida girl is now on the desk of Florida Governor Rick Scott.

CBS4–03/08/2012

(Source: Getty Images/FOTOPRESS/Phil Walter)

Committee OKs Internet Café Regulations But Not Ban

A Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would regulate Internet cafés, and rebuffed a proposed ban on the hundreds of businesses that critics compare to “storefront casinos.”

CBS4–01/19/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Bill Would Replace School Property Taxes With Sales Taxes

A House Republican on Tuesday filed a bill that would eliminate property taxes that go to public schools and replace them with increased sales taxes.

CBS4–01/03/2012

(Source: AP Photo/Mike Derer)

School Nutrition Program Moves To Agriculture Dept.

The state’s school and food nutrition program will be part of the state Agriculture Department starting Sunday.

CBS4–12/31/2011

(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Raise Smoke Tax & Lower Driver Fees, House Dem Says

A South Florida lawmaker wants to increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack and is offering a political sweetener to try to get it passed: Use the money to roll back fees on motorists.

CBS4–12/20/2011

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