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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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Parasailing Industry May See New Guidelines

The parasailing industry in Florida could be subject to safety guidelines under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature Thursday.

05/01/2014

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School Voucher Program Struggles In Senate

The idea to expand the main private school voucher program continues to struggle in the Florida Senate.

05/01/2014

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Emergency Concealed Weapon Measure Muzzled In Senate

A National Rifle Association-backed measure aimed at allowing people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during emergency evacuations has been holstered for this year.

05/01/2014

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Florida Senate Approves In-State Tuition Bill

The Florida Senate passed a bill Thursday allowing students who are living in the country illegally to qualify for in-state college tuition rates.

05/01/2014

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