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Negron: Committee Won’t Vote On Immigrant Tuition Bill

An effort to grant in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrant students appeared all but dead Thursday, as Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced his committee would not hear the bill next week.

04/17/2014

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - MAY 24:  A couple is seen para-sailing during the first round of the Pure Silk-LPGA Bahamas Classic at the Ocean Club course on May 24, 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Other Issues Anchored To Parasailing Bill In House

A long-sought effort to regulate Florida’s commercial parasailing industry has been weighed down in the House with tethered kite boarding and moored ballooning.

04/16/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Florida Senate Confirms Scott Agency Chiefs

Three state agency heads in danger of losing their jobs have been confirmed by the Florida Senate.

04/12/2014

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Voucher Bill Passes House Amid Conflict With Senate

The House approved a bill Friday that would dramatically expand the ranks of students eligible for the state’s de facto school-voucher system, sending the proposal headlong into a squabble between House and Senate leaders over how to measure the program’s effects.

04/11/2014

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Senate Would Add Texting To ‘Do Not Call’ List

For those constantly nagged by unsolicited text messages, Florida’s Senate may soon have a solution

04/11/2014

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House Passes Bill To Make Killing Fetuses A Crime

The Florida House passed a bill Friday that would make killing or injuring a fetus, at any stage of development, a crime.

04/11/2014

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Pension Bills Now Coming Together

Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.

04/10/2014

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House Speaker: “Lights Are Out” On Gambling

House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.

04/09/2014

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Senate Committee Advances Distribution “Tariff” On Craft Brewers

Craft brewers are fighting a Senate measure that would require them to pay a distributor when selling their bottled or canned product to customers, even if the beer never leaves the building.

04/08/2014

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Lawmakers Back Allowing Concealed Guns During Evacuations

Senators continued moving forward Tuesday with a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during evacuations ordered by the governor.

04/08/2014

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