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Fla. Bill Hiring Lawyers For Foster Youths Passes

The Florida Senate passed a bill Friday which would provide attorneys to foster children with special needs.

04/30/2014

Citizens-Wide

House Rejects Shifting Citizens Policies To Out Of State Insurers

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved another 10,000 residential policies to be shifted from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to a private carrier.

04/30/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget Release

Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.

04/30/2014

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State Senate Approves Pilot Needle Exchange Program In Miami-Dade

With supporters pointing to the need to prevent the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases, the Senate on Tuesday approved a pilot needle and syringe exchange program in Miami-Dade.

04/29/2014

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Fla. Senate Revives In-State Tuition Break

There’s been a small victory of sorts for those who support in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.

CBS Miami–04/29/2014

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Senate Approves Prohibition On Foreign Law In Court

Foreign laws would be prohibited in Florida courts, under a bill the Senate sent to the House on Monday.

04/28/2014

Medical Marijuana

Senate Gives Go Ahead On Medical Marijuana Bill

The use of medical marijuana would be legal in Florida under a bill passed by the Senate.

04/28/2014

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“Guns In Schools” Bill Clears State House

A measure that would allow guns to be carried in school by people with special training has passed in the Florida House.

04/28/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Immigrant Advocates Want Gov. Scott To Push Senate For Tuition Break

As state lawmakers enter the final week of the 60 day session, immigrant advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to employ more political muscle to convince them to pass a bill which will allow thousands of youths living in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition for the state’s colleges.

04/28/2014

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

Big Push In Final Week Of Florida Legislative Session

It’s coming down to the wire for Florida legislators in their current session. This week is their final week of their 60-day session and they still have lots of unfinished business, including whether to approve a strain of marijuana for medical use.

04/27/2014

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