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Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Bill Would Restrict Release Of Police Recordings

Pointing to concerns about a “chilling effect” on investigations, a House Republican proposed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the release of audio or video recordings made by law-enforcement officers in many cases.

02/04/2015

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

House Speaker: ‘No Plans’ To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Florida’s House speaker indicated he does not have plans to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional hundreds of thousands of residents during the next legislative session.

01/28/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Announces Billions To Restore the Everglades

The governor made an announcement Tuesday that, if passed, could be great news for Florida’s famed River of Grass.

01/27/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Picks Construction Firm Official For Education Board

A construction firm official and attorney has been chosen for a spot on the State Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott.

01/23/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Wants $20 Million Boost For Technical Centers

Florida Governor Ricks Scott is asking for $20 million to boost technical centers in the state.

01/08/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Legislature Defends New Districts

The Florida Legislature is sharply defending a new Congressional map it drew up during an August special session.

12/19/2014

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.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Craft Brewers Wary Of Claims About Ending Ban On ‘Growlers’

An effort that would allow small craft brewers to pour beer into half-gallon containers may advance during the 2015 legislative session without becoming part of a package of other beverage issues.

12/12/2014

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Lawmaker Files Bill To Allow Firearms On University Campuses

A newly filed bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons on state college and university campuses.

12/09/2014

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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

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