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A South Florida father's push for safer pools after his seven year old son was electrocuted in the family's North Miami pool has stalled in Tallahassee. (Source: CBS4)

Father’s Fight For Safer Pools Stalls In Tally

A South Florida father’s push for safer pools after his seven year old son was electrocuted in the family’s North Miami pool has stalled in Tallahassee.


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State House Panel Takes Up Prisons Reform Proposal

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After numerous reports of alleged wrongdoing by guards and abuse of inmates, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday will consider a plan that would take steps to improve oversight of the […]


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.  (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In Florida’s “Beer War,” The Growler Appears To Be Winning

After a two-year political and public relations battle, the war over the half-gallon, refillable jug of craft beer known as a growler may finally be coming to an end.


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Florida House Releases Nearly $76.2 Billion Spending Plan

The Florida House on Friday released a nearly $76.3 billion dollar spending plan for this year.


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State House To Take Up School Testing Bill

The Florida House is expected to approve a bill Wednesday aimed at soothing parent outrage over the amount of testing in the state’s public schools.



Alimony Reform Bill Again Stirs Passions On Both Sides

A bill proposing to end permanent alimony in Florida is stirring up some emotional arguments in the Florida Legislature.


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Senate Panel Hears Of Alleged Corruption In Corrections Dept.

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Testifying under oath before a Senate panel, current and former Department of Corrections investigators — including the sheriff of Gulf County — said they were ordered by […]


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State Senate Moves Forward On Health Expansion

Trying to build momentum amid continued opposition from House leaders, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians.


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House Panel Blocks Medicaid Dental Changes

A House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program’s system of providing dental services to children.


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Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care Licensing

A bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.