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Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.  (Source: Miami Dade College)

MDC’s Board Backs Padron

Miami Dade College’s Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its support for President Eduardo Padron who was caught up in a public firestorm after he criticized several Republican lawmakers.

04/15/2014

Florida Rep. Jose Oliva

Facing South Florida: State Rep. Jose Oliva

Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron launched an incredibly personal attack against members of the Florida legislature. Padron, president of the largest college in the country, is angry that a block of Miami-Dade legislators are blocking his efforts to have voters decide a possible sales tax increase that would be dedicated to helping the college expand. Republican State Representative Jose Oliva bore the brunt of that attack.

CBS4–04/14/2014

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

Florida Legislature On Break This Week For Holidays

The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays.

04/14/2014

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

Latvala: Majority Of Senate Supports In-State Tuition Bill

The sponsor of a measure that would extend in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants has said that a majority of the Senate has agreed to co-sponsor the bill.

04/13/2014

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Legislature Passes Student Data Privacy Bill

A bill passed by the Florida Legislature would no longer allow school districts to collect student data like fingerprints.

04/11/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Senate Group Home Proposal Spurs Debate

A debate is brewing about a Senate proposal that could lead to some children in state care being placed in group homes instead of with foster families.

04/10/2014

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Doctors Could Face Drug Database Requirement For Prescriptions

A proposal backed by the House committee on Thursday would require physicians to access a state drug database before prescribing controlled substances to new patients.

04/10/2014

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

Voucher Bill Set For Vote Friday

The state’s House stripped a key component of a measure which expands the state’s de facto voucher system, but swatted away Democrats’ attempts to make other changes to the bill, setting up a vote as soon as Friday.

04/10/2014

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Medicaid Enrollment On The Rise In Florida

Florida’s Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act. While the state’s Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid, an additional 245,000 Floridians signed up for it on top of the previous average monthly enrollments.

04/10/2014

Two racing greyhounds  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing

outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.

04/08/2014

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