Eleanor Sobel

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Father’s Fight For Safer Pool Lights Heads To Tallahassee

It’s been ten months since Calder Sloan was electrocuted while swimming in his family pool. You may recall his self-portrait called mister awesome traveled the world following his death. Today state legislation was filed in Mr. Awesome’s name, legislation that may prevent further tragedies from happening.

02/17/2015

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

House, Senate Move Closer On Revamping Child Welfare

The Florida Legislature is poised to pass a landmark measure that would overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare system, as the House and Senate versions of the proposal moved closer together Monday.

04/21/2014

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

Lawmakers Search For Compromise On Sex-Trafficking Bill

A Florida House panel spent months on a sweeping measure that would ensure services for sex-trafficking victims, but the bill is stalled in the Senate over one issue — a proposal to detain some victims for months to keep them from returning to their pimps.

03/27/2014

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Senate Panel Backs Hurricane-Tax Holiday

One of the sales-tax holidays backed by Gov. Rick Scott received Senate committee support Monday, but minor turbulence could be ahead as the measure travels through the Legislature.

02/03/2014

Florida Capitol

Dems Seek Energy-Efficient Sales Tax Holiday

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed measures to create a month-long sales tax holiday for purchases of energy-efficient appliances.

01/31/2014

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Senate Panel: Crack Down On Unlicensed Assisted Living Facilities

A Florida Senate panel Tuesday instructed the Agency for Health Care Administration to draft legislation — fast — that would allow the state to shut down unlicensed assisted-living facilities as quickly as possible.

CBS Miami–10/09/2013

Classroom

House Takes Up Teacher Merit Pay Bill

A bill that would set up a merit pay plan for teachers and end tenure is about to be taken up in the Florida House.

03/15/2011

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