Florida Senate

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Lawmakers Want Flags Made In The USA

Florida marched one step closer Friday to requiring American and state flags flying at government buildings to be sewn in the United States with home-grown materials.


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Health Care At Center Of House, Senate Budget Differences

The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.


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Senate Takes Pot Into Its Own Hands

A Senate committee is moving forward with a measure that would expand the types of patients eligible for treatment using medicinal marijuana.


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Public Records Exemption Passed For Tax Collectors

The Florida Senate voted 38-0 on Tuesday to approve a public-records exemption that would prevent the release of taxpayers’ email addresses obtained by county tax collectors for the purpose of sending tax notices.


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Florida Senate Passes Bill To Allow Guns During Evacuations

The Florida Senate passed a bill which would allow gun owners without a concealed weapon permit to take their guns during emergency evacuations.


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State Senate Shows “Solidarity” Against Cuba Diplomacy

After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba.


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State House Panel Takes Up Prisons Reform Proposal

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After numerous reports of alleged wrongdoing by guards and abuse of inmates, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday will consider a plan that would take steps to improve oversight of the […]


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House Panel Blocks Medicaid Dental Changes

A House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program’s system of providing dental services to children.


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Florida House Wants To Let Districts Start School Earlier

School districts could soon start the school year earlier as the Florida House is moving a bill that would allow such a change.


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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.