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House Gives Green Light To Higher Speed Limits

After a sometimes-emotional debate, a divided Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal that could lead to 75 mph speed limits on some highways.

04/30/2014

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House Passes Pension Bill, Switching Focus To Senate

The debate over the future of state and local pensions pivoted to the Senate on Friday after the House approved a sweeping retirement bill over the objections of Democrats.

04/25/2014

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Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal

Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn’t get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

04/21/2014

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Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To ‘Stand Your Ground’

A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

03/17/2014

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Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OK

With some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

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Florida Lawmakers Look To Pass Far-Flung Gun Bills

What do Pop-Tarts and property insurance have in common?
For anyone who has been paying attention to the Florida Legislature recently, the answer is easy: Guns.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

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House Panel Passes “Common Sense” Tweak To School Gun Policies

A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add “common sense” to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools has sailed through a House education panel.

02/06/2014

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House Passes Bill That OKs In-State Tuition For Citizen Kids Of Immigrants

On Friday, the House approved a bill that would guarantee in-state tuition rates for children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are undocumented immigrants.

CBS4–04/12/2013

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Miami Democrats Push For Gun Control Legislation

Set against the back drop of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin, a pair of Democrats tried to drum up support Tuesday among their colleagues for gun-control legislation which has stalled during this legislative session.

04/02/2013

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Guns In School Bill Passed By House Panel

A bill which would allow school principals, or employees who they designate, to carry guns on campus has been approved by state House panel.

03/27/2013

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