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Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care Licensing

A bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.

03/09/2015

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Florida Hospitals On Brink Of Losing $1 Billion In Federal Aid

Florida is set to lose more than $1 billion in aid to hospitals around the state if doesn’t expand its Medicaid program.

03/09/2015

A body camera on a police officer. (Source: CBS4)

ACLU Says Police Body Camera Videos Should Be Open To Public

The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view.

03/08/2015

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Some Florida Collegians Could Carry Guns Under Proposal

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would let people with concealed weapons permits be able to carry weapons onto college campuses and public universities.

03/07/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Drug ‘Antagonist’ To Halt Overdoses

House and Senate committees this week backed proposals aimed at helping stop potential drug overdoses.

03/06/2015

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Lawmakers Considering Earlier School Start Dates

Florida lawmakers are considering proposals that would allow most school districts to start classes earlier in August.

03/06/2015

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Florida Senate Democrats Push Anti-Discrimination Bills

Democratic lawmakers in the Florida Senate are demanding new anti-discrimination laws meant to protect gays, pregnant women and former felons.

03/05/2015

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Foster Kids Adoption Bill Headed To Senate Floor

With backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care system.

03/05/2015

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Lawmakers Look To End Speed Traps

For at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is.

03/05/2015

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Sheriff’s Support Gives Boost To Evacuation Gun Bill

A National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now that it has the backing of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

03/04/2015

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