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Gayle Harrell

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

Lawmakers Search For Compromise On Sex-Trafficking Bill

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.

03/27/2014

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Lawmakers’ Focus On Child Protection Gains Momentum

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.

03/25/2014

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As Outrage Grows Over Child Deaths, Lawmakers Talk Money

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.

03/18/2014

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House Panel Passes Bill Aimed At Serving Sexually Exploited Children

A House panel on Wednesday unanimously passed a sweeping measure aimed at better identifying and serving sexually exploited children.

03/12/2014

Community Health Center Gives Newborn Care Class For Low-Income Parents

Time’s Running Out For Children’s Health Care Bill

A bill aiming to expand access to health care coverage for Florida children may not be passed in time.

CBS4–03/25/2013

(Source: AP)

Insurance Regulators Struggling To Implement Federal Health Law

Insurance regulators across Florida have a Herculean task on their hands.

CBS4–01/26/2013