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State House Approves $80 Billion BudgetThe Florida House has overwhelmingly approved a nearly $80 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts July 1, an initial step toward negotiating a final spending plan with the Senate.
Open Carry Bill May Not Get Hearing In SenateSenate Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla may not bring up a controversial open-carry gun measure in his committee during this year's legislative session.
"Pastor Protection" Bill Headed For House VoteA state House bill that would protect churches or preachers from lawsuits if they refused to perform same-sex marriages is headed to a full floor vote where it will likely pass.
House Backs Gun Bills, Trouble Ahead In The SenateAfter more than three hours of debate, with most Republicans in favor and nearly all Democrats opposed, the House approved a pair of controversial gun-related measures that may never reach the Senate floor.
House Bill Extends "Hate Crimes" Law To JudgesFlorida's "hate crimes" law could apply to offenses against judges, correctional officers, probation officers and first responders, under a bill approved Wednesday by a House panel.
Adoption Changes Get Unanimous Senate SuppportThe state's Senate unanimously approved a bill aimed at allowing judges to take the "best interests" of children into account when making adoption decisions.
Abortion Restrictions Pass House Panel After DebateAfter a passionate debate, a House panel on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging bill that would place more regulations on abortion clinics and address issues such as the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
Nurseries Seek To Block Pot ProductionIn the latest twist in a nearly two-year struggle to offer limited types of medical-marijuana in Florida, three nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to at least temporarily block competitors from starting to produce the cannabis.
'Direct Primary Care' Gets Approval In SenateThe Senate Health Policy Committee has approved a bill aimed at clearing the way for "direct primary care" agreements in Florida.
Vehicle Rescue Bill Approved By LegislatureA bill that provides legal protections to good Samaritans who break int
Open Carry, Stand Your Ground Measures Headed For House VoteThree gun-related measures --- including an open-carry proposal and another that would change the burden of proof in the state's "stand your ground" law --- are headed to the House floor for a full vote.
House Tax-Cut Package: Too Much Or Not Enough?Several House Democrats expressed apprehension Wednesday about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package that Republican leaders unveiled this week.

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