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Senate Proposal Allowing Medical Marijuana For Terminally IllTwo key lawmakers have proposed allowing terminally ill patients a cannabis cure to help grapple with pain.
Medical Marijuana Licensing Delays Lead To FrustrationWith the Department of Health unable to say when licenses will be issued in the state's new medical-marijuana industry, a House Republican on Tuesday blasted delays in carrying out a 2014 law billed as helping children with severe epilepsy.
House Panel Approves Open Carry Gun MeasureThe Florida House's Criminal Justice Subcommittee has approved a bill that would allow licensed gun owners to openly carry their weapons.
Dade Race To Replace Gets More CrowdedThe Miami-Dade race to replace term-limited Rep. Erik Fresen continues to attract candidates.
Gun, Medical Marijuana At Issue In HouseAs lawmakers continue preparing for the 2016 legislative session, House panels next week will take up a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms and will get an update about a medical-marijuana law passed last year.
Bill Seeks To Cut Commercial Lease TaxDescribing the proposal as a "common-sense approach," a House Republican has filed a bill that would reduce a controversial sales tax on commercial leases.
State Lawmakers Continue To Get WealthierBeing in the state's "part-time" Legislature might tax members' time, but for most it hasn't caused financial heartaches.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
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.
Judge To Sort Out Congressional District Map MessLeon County District Judge Terry Lewis will try and sort out the political mess left due to squabbling over the state's 27 congressional districts at a trial this week.
Corporate Income Tax Cut Proposed In HouseIn an issue that has long been a priority of Gov. Rick Scott, a House Republican has filed a bill that would reduce corporate-income taxes.
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape KitsA House Republican has filed a proposal that could help speed up testing of DNA evidence in new sexual-assault cases and also would address a large backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.