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Fla. House Poised To Okay Changes To State Pension

The Florida House Thursday discussed a bill which would stop elected officials and top employees in state government from enrolling in the state’s traditional pension plan.

9 hours ago

Rep. Daphne D. Campbell, D-Miami, comments on the House floor April 2, 2014.  (Source: myfloridahouse.gov)

Miami Rep. Daphne Campbell Draws Challengers

Two Democrats and one non-partisan candidate have filed paperwork during the past week to challenge Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, for her District 108 seat.

9 hours ago

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House Passes Bill Which Targets Teachers Who Have Sex With Students

With backers saying they are trying to better protect school children, the Florida House has approved a bill that would toughen penalties for teachers and other school employees who commit sexual offenses against students.

04/23/2014

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Senate Backs Pot Proposal Minus Governor’s Wish List

A proposal that would decriminalize a form of marijuana that could dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy is on its way to the Senate floor but lacks the elements Gov. Rick Scott says he wants.

04/23/2014

Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid on display at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Tries To Keep E-Cigs Away From Kids

The Florida House has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors.

04/23/2014

(Source: Anthony Gonzalez) A photo of Aaron Cohen who died in a hit and run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Florida House Passes Aaron Cohen Act

The Florida House has unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act. The bill, named after cyclist Aaron Cohen, would toughen penalties for hit-and-run drivers in serious accidents.

04/22/2014

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

Florida Legislators Ready To Begin Budget Negotiations

The state’s House and Senate are prepared to begin negotiations Monday night on a roughly $75 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st.

04/21/2014

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

Florida Legislature On Break This Week For Holidays

The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays.

04/14/2014

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Florida House Passes Abortion Measure

A measure that would prohibit abortions after the viability of the fetus has been determined has passed the Florida House.

04/11/2014

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Florida Legislators Divided Over Tax Holidays

The Florida House has already passed a bill that calls for sales tax holidays, but legislators are divided over what type of additional tax breaks to offer this year.

04/10/2014

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