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Scott Calls For Senate Vote On Immigrant Tuition

Gov. Rick Scott demanded Tuesday that the Senate vote on allowing some undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Florida universities, shortly after a late push to get the issue onto the floor stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

04/22/2014

Florida Money

Budget Negotiations Begin In A Jovial Mood

Lawmakers began meeting as joint House and Senate negotiating committees late Monday, starting a weeklong sprint to craft a final spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.

04/21/2014

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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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Bill Could Slow Florida Craft Beer Industry Growth

The fight between craft brewers and the distributors of Budweiser over the legalization of half-gallon beer containers has gotten so bitter that it is even being likened to extortion.

04/19/2014

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Voucher Bill Passes House Amid Conflict With Senate

The House approved a bill Friday that would dramatically expand the ranks of students eligible for the state’s de facto school-voucher system, sending the proposal headlong into a squabble between House and Senate leaders over how to measure the program’s effects.

04/11/2014

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Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.

04/11/2014

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Voucher Bill Set For Vote Friday

The state’s House stripped a key component of a measure which expands the state’s de facto voucher system, but swatted away Democrats’ attempts to make other changes to the bill, setting up a vote as soon as Friday.

04/10/2014

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Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing

outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.

04/08/2014

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Kidcare Expansion For Legal Immigrants In Jeopardy

A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance coverage to the children of legal immigrants faces legislative roadblocks — not the least of them the doubts of Senate President Don Gaetz.

04/04/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Bills Aimed At Ending ‘Awful Tragedies’

After a disturbing newspaper investigation and the murder of a Jacksonville girl, Florida legislative leaders vowed to get tough this year on sexually violent predators.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

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