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Uber Bill Parked In The House

Proposals to create new insurance requirements for app-based transportation services like Uber and Lyft appear to be idling as the legislative session nears the end.

17 hours ago

(Source: CBS4)

Alimony Revamp Debate Heads To State Senate

After the House overwhelmingly approved a plan to revamp the state’s alimony laws, the debate will go across the Capitol to the Senate.

20 hours ago

Source: CBS4

Florida Could Soon Limit Access To Police Camera Videos

The State of Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers.

04/24/2015

(Source: CBS4)

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

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Steps Into Health-Care Funding Battle

Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed an idea in the legislative battle over health-care funding. An idea that was quickly dismissed by the Senate.

04/21/2015

Consumers must juggle numerous utilities from phone and internet to electric and gas. Service problems with these utilities can be a nightmare. (credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislature Considers Bill To Tighten Utility Regulation

Several proposed bills, limiting the panel that sets electric rates in Florida, are heading towards passage in the Legislature.

04/18/2015

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Feds To Scott: Expand Medicaid If You Want Hospital Funds

Florida health officials want Florida’s Medicaid program to be expanded before they grant Florida Governor Rick Scott’s push for funding to help hospitals treat low-income patients.

04/14/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Limit Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill aimed at rolling back the number of tests given to public school students, capping off a discussion that saw Florida Republicans ease back at least slightly on a longstanding principle of the state’s education-reform movement.

04/14/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Legislative Session

With less than a month until the 2015 Florida legislative session adjourns, Jim and his guests look at what the might or might not accomplish, specifically in regards to casino gambling and Medicaid expansion.

CBS4–04/13/2015

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Florida House Passes Nearly $700 Million Tax Cut Package

Nearly $700 million in tax cuts and breaks are coming after the House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Thursday.

04/09/2015

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