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Florida’s Film Industry May Be In Jeopardy

Florida’s film and TV industry may not have a certain future after the funding for a tax credit program was not approved and the fund is empty.

05/17/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session

The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children.

05/12/2014

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Education Sanctions On Hold For A Year

Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 1642) overhauling the state’s A-to-F grading system on Monday along with more than 50 other bills.

05/12/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Children’s Issues A Mixed Bag As Lawmakers Vow To Fight On

Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.

05/08/2014

2014 Legislative Session came to an end just before 11 PM May 2nd. (Source: Tom Urban, NSF)

Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

05/03/2014

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Law Licenses Bill Passes Florida Senate

The Florida Supreme Court will be allowed to grant law licenses to non-citizens under a bill that just passed the Senate and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.

05/02/2014

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Private School Voucher Expansion Passes Senate, Headed To House

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would expand the private school voucher program to middle-income families.

05/02/2014

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Florida Senate Approves “Charlotte’s Web” Medical Marijuana Bill

Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill that would legalize the use of low-THC marijuana to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.

CBS Miami–05/02/2014

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Florida In-State Tuition Bill Headed To Governor

The Florida House has approved a bill allowing students who are living in the country illegally to qualify for in-state college tuition.

05/02/2014

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House, Scott Back Medical Marijuana Bill

Gov. Rick Scott said he will sign a medical marijuana bill poised to pass the Florida Senate, after the measure received overwhelming support Thursday from the House as children whose lives hang in the balance looked on.

05/01/2014

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