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House Panel Approves Miami-Dade Needle Exchange Pilot Program

House members began moving forward Wednesday with a renewed effort to approve a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County.


Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding

With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.


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House Panel Questions DCF Secretary On Slain Girl’s Death

A Florida House panel on Tuesday heard details on a report about a 5-year old whose father is accused of throwing her off a bridge in Tampa.


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Bill Would Boost Health Dept. Powers To Prevent Outbreaks

A House Republican wants to bolster the authority of the Florida Department of Health in trying to prevent the spread of communicable diseases during public-health emergencies.


Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Bill Would Restrict Release Of Police Recordings

Pointing to concerns about a “chilling effect” on investigations, a House Republican proposed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the release of audio or video recordings made by law-enforcement officers in many cases.


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House Bill Would Create Tax Holiday For Small Businesses

Move over Black Friday. A freshman House Republican filed a proposal Wednesday that would create a sales-tax holiday on November 28th for many small businesses in Florida.


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House Panel To Take Up Guns On Campus

A House panel is expected to take up a bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.



GOP Grabs Supermajority In Florida House

The already-conservative Florida House will lean even more to the right the next two years.


Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Republicans Look For Big Gains In State House, Senate

While Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist duke it out for the governor’s position, there is no question that the GOP will maintain large majorities in both the state’s House and Senate.



Colorful And Influential GOP Leader Slade Dies

Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.




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