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Adoption Bill Passes Amid Home-Schooling Questions

The Florida House approved a plan that sets incentives for state employees who adopt foster care children.


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Florida House Wants To Let Districts Start School Earlier

School districts could soon start the school year earlier as the Florida House is moving a bill that would allow such a change.


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House Passes Bill To Clean, Protect Florida’s Water

Supporters of a bill passed by the Florida House say it will help clean and protect the state’s waterways while planning for increased water demand in the future.


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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.


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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.