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Florida Senate: Use Expanded Medicaid Savings For Education

Florida Senate leaders are standing their ground when it comes to expanding Medicaid and keeping hospital funding.


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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Headed To Scott’s Desk

The state’s Senate has given final approval to a bill which would require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. Next stop – Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.


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State Senate Approves Amusement Games Bill

A bill that makes clear amusement games can continue operating at businesses such as Dave & Busters and Chuck E. Cheese’s is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.


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State House Passes Bill To Protect Taxpayer Email Addresses

The Florida House has given final approval to a billthat would create a public-records exemption for taxpayer email addresses held by county tax collectors.


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Florida House Sends Senate Initial Budget

The state House has sent an initial budget offer to the Senate, an apparent effort to jump-start moribund efforts to reach an agreement on a spending plan for the year that begins July 1.


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People Who Pay For Sex In Florida Could Pay A Bigger Price

A bill that would make those who pay for prostitutes face increased penalties is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.


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Florida Senate Sends President, Congress A Message On Iran

The Florida Senate wants new economic sanctions against Iran if the country doesn’t agree its nuclear program won’t be used for weapons. The Senate has sent that clear message to President Barack Obama and Congress.


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Senate Poised To Approve Abortion Waiting Period Bill

After rejecting a series of Democratic amendments, the Republican-dominated Senate prepared Thursday to give final approval to a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.


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“Pill Mill” Regulations Headed To Scott’s Desk

The state’s House has gave final approval to a bill that would extend regulations on pain-management clinics, sending the issue to Gov. Rick Scott.


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Florida Senate Revives Push To Help Pro Sports Teams

Millions of dollars in funding may be given to three Florida professional sports teams and Daytona International Speedway