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Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Esther Jacobo

Jim sits down for an extensive one-one interview with the DCF Interim Secretary to cover a variety of topics, including the developments and fallout after the recent Miami Herald investigative series “Innocents Lost”.

CBS4–03/31/2014

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

Latvala: Getting Immigrant Tuition Bill To Floor Biggest Challenge

The sponsor of a measure that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay cheaper tuition rates insists he has the votes to pass the bill in the Senate.

03/26/2014

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

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

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

House Gambling Overhaul, With Sweeteners, On A Roll

A gambling overhaul approved Wednesday by a House select committee opens the door for slot machines in Palm Beach County and could make it easier for industry giant Genting and Gulfstream Park to get rolling on a casino hotel in downtown Miami.

03/19/2014

Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85.  (Source: State of Florida)

‘Reubin The Good’ Memorialized

Family and friends remembered former Florida Gov. Reubin O’Donovan Askew as a loving, courageous, deeply devout public servant whose FBI code name “Integrity” captured the essence of the man memorialized at a packed church Wednesday.

03/19/2014

(Source: NOAA)

Hurricane Sales Tax Period Gains Strength In Florida House

A proposal that would allow people to avoid sales taxes while stocking up on storm gear at the start of hurricane season continues to gain strength in the House.

CBS Miami–03/19/2014

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Motor Vehicle Fee Cut One Stop From Governor’s Desk

Lawmakers could park a bill on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk within the week to reduce vehicle registration fees.

03/19/2014

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

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

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

Child Welfare Bills Differ, But Both Chambers Offer Ambitious Response To Deaths

After a series of highly publicized child deaths last year, the House and Senate are taking different approaches to fixing the state child-welfare system — but both are considering ambitious measures that cover a lot of ground.

03/14/2014

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

Crackdown On Sexual Predators Sails Through House

Pointing to examples of children being raped and murdered, the Florida House on Wednesday unanimously passed four bills to crack down on sexually violent predators, preparing the measures for Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.

03/12/2014

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