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Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Slashes $461M From Budget, Draws Senate IRE

Florida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.

06/23/2015

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Florida Poised To Repeal 38-Year-Old Ban On Gay Adoption

The Florida Senate gave a tentative approval to a bill that would give incentives to adopt children in state care as well as repeal a nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption.

04/08/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

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

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

Health Care At Center Of House, Senate Budget Differences

The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.

03/26/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury Reporting

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.

03/03/2015

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

All Eyes On Graham As She Enters Congress

Congresswoman-elect Gwen Graham likes to say that when she is sworn in Tuesday, she’ll be ready to “hit the ground running from day one.”

12/31/2014

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Four Years In, Floridians Still Figuring Out Rick Scott

Four years into his governorship, Rick Scott is still an enigma.

10/15/2014

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In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case Looms

Amid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate’s map.

09/08/2014

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Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward

A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.

08/22/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Legislature Passes Redrawn Congressional Map

Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.

08/12/2014

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