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Florida Legislature Defends New Districts

The Florida Legislature is sharply defending a new Congressional map it drew up during an August special session.

12/19/2014

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Earlier this week Floridas Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict the states craft breweries such as the Wynwood Brewing Company and is supported by the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which has controlled beer distribution in the state for decades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Craft Brewers Wary Of Claims About Ending Ban On ‘Growlers’

An effort that would allow small craft brewers to pour beer into half-gallon containers may advance during the 2015 legislative session without becoming part of a package of other beverage issues.

12/12/2014

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Lawmaker Files Bill To Allow Firearms On University Campuses

A newly filed bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons on state college and university campuses.

12/09/2014

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Weston Lawmaker Wants To Toughen Texting While Driving Law

A proposal that would strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving, giving police officers more power to pull over motorists for tapping messages while behind the wheel has been filed by South Florida lawmaker Rep. Richard Stark.

11/20/2014

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Florida Legislature Chooses New Leaders

Two Central Florida Republicans have been chosen as the new Senate president and the new House speaker.

11/18/2014

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, Crist Weigh In On Medicaid Expansion

If former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist gets his old job back, he promises to expand Medicaid to roughly 1 million low-income residents by calling a special session of the Legislature or through an executive order.

10/12/2014

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Legislative Fix Coming For Disabled Foster Kids

The director of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities said her agency will be able to provide services for severely disabled young adults in extended foster care under a legislative fix now in the works.

10/04/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Budget Report With Small Surplus

A legislative committee approved a report that projects a surplus in the budget year that starts in July.

09/10/2014

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Report Projects $336 Million Surplus In ’15-’16

State Lawmakers will have a $336 million surplus in the budget year which starts next July, a new draft state report issued Wednesday.

09/04/2014

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist. (Source: CBS4)

Ex-Republican Crist Is Florida Democrats Big Hope

Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.

09/01/2014

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