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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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Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward

A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.

08/22/2014

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Gov. Scott Promises To Raise School Funding Again

Florida Governor Rick Scott promised to raise school funding if he is re-elected.

08/21/2014

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DCF Adds Data To Child Death Transparency Website

State child welfare officials recently added five years of data to their new website aimed at improving transparency around child abuse deaths. The site was mandated by the Legislature.

08/17/2014

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