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Senate Poised To Approve Abortion Waiting Period Bill

After rejecting a series of Democratic amendments, the Republican-dominated Senate prepared Thursday to give final approval to a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.

04/23/2015

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House Passes Abortion Waiting Period Bill

With the Senate also poised to take up the issue, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions.

04/22/2015

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“Pill Mill” Regulations Headed To Scott’s Desk

The state’s House has gave final approval to a bill that would extend regulations on pain-management clinics, sending the issue to Gov. Rick Scott.

04/22/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Gambling Bill Remains A Long Shot

Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.

04/21/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Special Session Seems Imminent As Medicaid Fight Continues

Florida House leaders met behind closed doors Tuesday while Senate leaders held a special hearing in an attempt to agree on Medicaid and finalize a budget as the need for a special session seemed imminent.

04/21/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Abortion Waiting Period Bill Heads For Senate Vote

After approving a limited exemption for victims of rape, incest, domestic violence or human trafficking, a Senate committee Monday supported a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before receiving abortions.

04/21/2015

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House To Take Up Controversial Abortion Waiting Period Bill

The House is set to take up a controversial bill on Tuesday that would make women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

04/18/2015

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Paying For Sex In Florida Could Become More Costly

The Florida House passed a bill that would make people who solicit prostitutes pay up even more.

04/16/2015

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House To Consider Online Voter Registration

The House is expected to take up a bill Wednesday that would lead to online voter registration in Florida.

04/14/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Senator Takes Aim At Red Light Cameras

Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes, a longtime critic of red-light cameras, is expected to propose tightening requirements on local governments that use the traffic devices.

04/13/2015

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