State Brings On New Prison Health ProviderState corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for more than three-fourths of Florida's 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away from a five-year, $1.2 billion contract three years early.
Prison Health Firm's Exit Leaves State Looking For AnswersFlorida prisons chief Julie Jones is considering hiring temp agencies to fill in the gap after Corizon Health officials decided to walk away from the largest prison health-care contract in the country.
Bill To Change "Stand Your Ground" Law Shot DownA measure that would have changed the state's contentious "stand your ground" law may has been shot down by the House Criminal Justice subcommittee.
Bills Seeks Increased Regulations For Abortion ClinicsA House Republican has proposed increasing regulations on abortion clinics, requiring them to be licensed similar to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.
Dade State Attorney Applauds Passage Of Revenge Porn Bill A bill headed to the Governor Rick Scott's desk, which makes it illegal to post sexually explicit photos or videos of ex-partners on websites without their permission, has been given a big thumbs up by Miami-Dade's State Attorney.
House Seeks 'More Eyes' On Prison SystemSaying that reform must happen, a Florida House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a plan aimed at increasing oversight of the state's troubled prison system but stopped short of endorsing an independent commission included in the Senate's corrections overhaul.
Democrats Line Up For Miami-Dade House Races At least six Democrats have filed paperwork this week to run for Florida House seats currently held by Miami-Dade County Republicans, according to the state Division of Elections website.
State Report Says Law Against 'No Fault' Fraud Is Reducing Rates Auto insurance costs will come down slightly, more than a year after reforms aimed at reducing fraud in the state's "no-fault" auto insurance system were implemented, according to a preliminary analysis of rates by the state.
The Role Of "Stand Your Ground" In Zimmerman TrialNearly a year and half after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer was cleared of any wrong doing.
Facing South Florida: Zimmerman Verdict - Stand Your Ground LawCBS4's Jim DeFede spoke with state Senator Dwight Bullard and state Rep. Carlos Trujillo about Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law and what role it played in the George Zimmerman trial.
Internet Cafe Ban Approved By Final CommitteeLegislation that would shutter Internet cafes and possibly senior arcades passed the Senate Rules Committee unanimously Tuesday, and the sponsor said he would push for a vote by the full Senate as soon as Thursday.
Florida House OKs Ban On Internet CafésInternet cafes are just one vote away from being outlawed in Florida.