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State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

State Agencies Impacted If Budget Deal Can’t Be Reach

Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.

05/19/2015

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)

Hospitals Against Gov. Scott’s Revenue Sharing Proposal

Florida hospitals have fired back against Gov. Rick Scott in the latest salvo over the governor’s suggestion that the health-care facilities mimic professional baseball teams in sharing revenues.

05/19/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Online Voter Registration Bill

Despite his concerns with its implementation, Governor Rick Scott has signed off a bill mandating online voter registration by October 2017.

05/15/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Faces Looming Deadline To Sign Online Registration Bill

Governor Scott has little more than a week to decide on whether to approve a bill that would lead to online-voter registration in Florida.

05/11/2015

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

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

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

House Tells High Court Adjourning Early Was Legal

In response to a lawsuit filed by state Senate Democrats, the leadership of the Florida House has told the state’s highest court that it had the power to adjourn three days before the schedule end of the session.

05/01/2015

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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

American Flag (Source: Darrell Ingham /Allsport)

State Agencies Will Have To Fly American Flags Made In USA

Florida’s state agencies, cities, towns and villages will soon have to go “American.” Under a bill headed to Governor Rick Scott for signing, all Florida city, county and state government agencies must fly American flags that were made in the U.S.A.

04/29/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

At Budget Impasse, House Adjourns Early

Having reached a budget impasse with their Senate counterparts, the state’s House has adjourned three days early.

04/28/2015

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