A Florida House panel spent months on a sweeping measure that would ensure services for sex-trafficking victims, but the bill is stalled in the Senate over one issue — a proposal to detain some victims for months to keep them from returning to their pimps.
A Florida House panel approved a potentially groundbreaking child-protection measure Tuesday, designed to upgrade the effectiveness, professionalism and transparency of a state agency under fire after a series of children’s deaths.
Legislative leaders are responding to public outrage over a series of child deaths in Florida last year — and not just in the policy arena. They’re also talking about spending more money on the state’s troubled child-welfare system.
A House panel on Wednesday unanimously passed a sweeping measure aimed at better identifying and serving sexually exploited children.
A bill aiming to expand access to health care coverage for Florida children may not be passed in time.
Insurance regulators across Florida have a Herculean task on their hands.