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Florida Senate Democrats Push Anti-Discrimination Bills

Democratic lawmakers in the Florida Senate are demanding new anti-discrimination laws meant to protect gays, pregnant women and former felons.

20 hours ago

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Foster Kids Adoption Bill Headed To Senate Floor

With backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care system.

22 hours ago

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Lawmakers Look To End Speed Traps

For at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is.

03/05/2015

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Sheriff’s Support Gives Boost To Evacuation Gun Bill

A National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now that it has the backing of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

03/04/2015

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U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.

03/03/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury Reporting

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.

03/03/2015

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State Senate Panel Supports KidCare For Immigrant Children

After lawmakers scuttled the idea last year, a Senate committee has backed a proposal to help immigrant children get health coverage in the KidCare program.

02/17/2015

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Earlier this week Floridas Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict the states craft breweries such as the Wynwood Brewing Company and is supported by the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which has controlled beer distribution in the state for decades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Craft Brewers Wary Of Claims About Ending Ban On ‘Growlers’

An effort that would allow small craft brewers to pour beer into half-gallon containers may advance during the 2015 legislative session without becoming part of a package of other beverage issues.

12/12/2014

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Republicans Look For Big Gains In State House, Senate

While Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist duke it out for the governor’s position, there is no question that the GOP will maintain large majorities in both the state’s House and Senate.

11/04/2014

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Colorful And Influential GOP Leader Slade Dies

Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.

10/20/2014

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