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Child Welfare Bill Draws Calls For ‘Moral Outrage’ & More Funding

A Florida Senate panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping child-welfare reform bill amid calls from foster parents to help more children and pleas from providers to fund the changes properly.

04/02/2014

BCS National Championship - Florida State v Auburn

Legislature Honors Seminoles Championship

The Florida Legislature took time out of normal business Tuesday to honor the BCS National Champion Florida State Seminoles.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

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Legislators In Favor Of Date Change For Future Sessions

The date for Florida legislators to begin their session could be moved up a bit for 2016.

03/27/2014

(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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State Senate Trying To Entice More Private Flood Insurance Business

The Florida Senate will try to entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the Sunshine State to homes that are vulnerable to storm surge.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

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State Senate Moves To Restrict Data Collection By School Districts

A new bill passed by the Florida Senate would make major changes to what type of student data a school district is allowed to collect.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

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State House To Take Up “Warning Shot” Bill

The Florida House will take up a so-called ‘warning shot’ bill on Thursday which would allow people to fire a warning shot instead of retreating when threatened with death or bodily harm.

03/20/2014

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Motor Vehicle Fee Cut One Stop From Governor’s Desk

Lawmakers could park a bill on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk within the week to reduce vehicle registration fees.

03/19/2014

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“Pop Tart” Bill Heading To State House Floor

The so-called “Pop-Tart bill” is headed to the House floor after the Education Committee unanimously approved the legislation.

03/06/2014

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Fla. Senate Passes Tougher Sexual Predator Bills

The Florida Senate wasted no time passing a package of bills that are designed to strengthen sexual predator laws. The laws passed on the first day of the legislature’s annual session.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014

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