Florida Legislature

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle (Source: CBS4)

Dade State Attorney Applauds Passage Of Revenge Porn Bill

A bill headed to the Governor Rick Scott’s desk, which makes it illegal to post sexually explicit photos or videos of ex-partners on websites without their permission, has been given a big thumbs up by Miami-Dade’s State Attorney.

05/01/2015

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State Senator Apologizes For Controversial Tweet

State Rep. Matt Gaetz has apologized for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones.

05/01/2015

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

Lawmakers Pass 200+ Bills During Session

The Florida House and Senate combined to pass 232 bills during the shortened regular legislative session, according to statistics released Friday by the House.

05/01/2015

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Senate Democrats Sue Florida House Over Abrupt Session End

Democrat’s in the Florida Senate filed a lawsuit against the Florida House over its abrupt end to the 2015 legislative session.

04/30/2015

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Powdered Alcohol Gets Reprieve

The issue of powdered alcohol has been reprieved in Florida.

04/30/2015

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Florida Legislature Passes Bill To Make Revenge Porn Illegal

A bill headed to the governor’s desk would make it illegal for people to post sexually explicit photos or videos of exes on websites without their permission.

04/29/2015

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Florida Legislature Approves Online Voter Registration

Florida may soon be joining 20 other states that offer online registration.

04/29/2015

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Florida House Abruptly Adjourns Early Over Budget Impasse

The Florida House abruptly adjourned early on Tuesday due to a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion.

04/28/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields 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 Files Lawsuit Against Obama Over Medicaid Expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Obama administration, saying they are coercing the state to expand Medicaid in order for Florida to get $1 billion in federal hospital funds.

04/28/2015

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State’s Plan To Spend Conservation Money Irks Environmentalists

The state Legislature’s proposal to spend money approved by voters for conservation on things like agency operating budgets and state park police has been met with protests from environmentalists.

04/28/2015

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