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Senate Would Add Texting To ‘Do Not Call’ List

For those constantly nagged by unsolicited text messages, Florida’s Senate may soon have a solution

04/11/2014

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House Passes Bill To Extend Carry & Conceal

People needing to evacuate their home during an emergency are a step closer to being able to carry a concealed weapon.

04/11/2014

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Controversy Over Kosher Meals In Florida Prisons

Peanut butter, sardines and cabbage may be healthy options for some scrupulous dieters. But Florida prison inmates whose kosher meals are comprised primarily of those three staples served cold seven days a week say the chow isn’t just nutritionally inadequate, it’s plain gross.

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

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Faster Highways Bill Speeding To House Floor

Over the objections of AAA, Florida lawmakers are closer to paving the way for some roads in the Sunshine State to be among the fastest east of the Mississippi.

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 10:  Brad Boyes #24 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second-period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on April 10, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Bjugstad Scores As Panthers Beat Maple Leafs 4-2

Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

04/10/2014

Florida Money

Florida Legislators Divided Over Tax Holidays

The Florida House has already passed a bill that calls for sales tax holidays, but legislators are divided over what type of additional tax breaks to offer this year.

04/10/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Senate Group Home Proposal Spurs Debate

A debate is brewing about a Senate proposal that could lead to some children in state care being placed in group homes instead of with foster families.

04/10/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Pension Bills Now Coming Together

Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.

04/10/2014

A child in remains in critical condition at a Orlando hospital after a car crashed into the day care center on Wednesday. (Source: CBS4)

Hospital: One Child Still Critical After Fla. Day Care Crash

A child in remains in critical condition at a Orlando hospital after a car crashed into the day care center on Wednesday.

04/10/2014

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House Speaker: “Lights Are Out” On Gambling

House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.

04/09/2014

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