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House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Revamp

After struggling in the past to resolve the issue, the Florida House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murders and other serious felonies.

04/01/2014

(Source: CBS)

Emergency Guns Measure Clears Committee On Third Shot

A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.

04/01/2014

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Lawmakers Search For Compromise On Sex-Trafficking Bill

A Florida House panel spent months on a sweeping measure that would ensure services for sex-trafficking victims, but the bill is stalled in the Senate over one issue — a proposal to detain some victims for months to keep them from returning to their pimps.

03/27/2014

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Latvala: Getting Immigrant Tuition Bill To Floor Biggest Challenge

The sponsor of a measure that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay cheaper tuition rates insists he has the votes to pass the bill in the Senate.

03/26/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Senate Puts Brakes On Red-Light Camera Repeal

Red-light cameras won’t be turned off in Florida this year.

03/26/2014

(Source: Anthony Gonzalez) A photo of Aaron Cohen who died in a hit and run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Senate Approves Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act

The Florida Senate, on Wednesday, unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act which will toughen penalties for hit-and-run drivers in serious accidents.

03/26/2014

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Senate Panel Makes Major Changes To Charter-School Bill

A dramatically narrowed version of legislation aimed at helping charter schools get started and expand was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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Senate Looks At Ranking Stadium Proposals

Major League Soccer, spring training baseball and the Miami Dolphins are all in play in a Senate measure that would rank stadium funding projects.

03/24/2014

(Source: CBS4)

House Throttles Back On Red-Light Camera Bill

The key House proponent of eliminating red-light cameras ended his effort Monday to prohibit the installation of new cameras across the state.

03/24/2014

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House, Senate Offer Heftier Budgets Than Scott

House and Senate budget plans released late Thursday and early Friday contained few surprises, with the two chambers staking out their positions ahead of the bidding war that likely will get underway sometime next month.

03/21/2014

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