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Despite New Law, Debate Over Child Protection Continues

After more than a year of passionate debate, a new law that makes major changes to Florida’s troubled child welfare system goes into effect next week.

06/27/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Calls On Kerry To Help Weston Marine Jailed In Mexico

Governor Rick Scott has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry requesting help from the Department of State to release a marine, from Weston, jailed in Mexico for almost three months.

06/27/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

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Scott Rarely Wielded Veto Pen In 2014

Gov. Scott signed the last bill left over from the spring legislative session on Wednesday, leaving unscathed an almost historically high amount of the legislation approved this year.

06/25/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Bill Which Increases Car Seat Age

Starting in January, the little ones will have to be strapped into a car seat a little longer. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill which increases Florida’s car seat requirement from 4 years old to 5 years old.

06/24/2014

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Gov. Scott In Miami To Kick Off Caring For Kids Campaign

Governor Rick Scott will kick off his “Caring for Florida’s Families” tour in Miami. The tour will highlight new proposals and recent efforts to give the state’s children opportunities to succeed. In addition to the early learning and foster care elements, Scott also wants to expand a program that helps parents pay for education services for disabled children.

06/24/2014

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New Specialty Tags Will Soon Hit The Road

As they did a year ago, Florida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license tags, also extending a self-imposed barrier that hasn’t slowed the program.

06/23/2014

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill To Help Pro Sports Teams

New Florida stadiums, those needing an upgrade, or those that haven’t even been built yet may get taxpayer help under a new bill signed by Governor Rick Scott on Friday.

06/20/2014

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Judge Conducts “Socratic Dialogue’ Over Blind Trusts Lawsuit

A Leon County judge on Thursday questioned attorneys on both sides of a case challenging a 2013 law that allows Florida elected officials to use so-called “blind trusts” to shield their financial assets.

06/19/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Bills On Alzheimer’s, Cancer Centers

A trio of health care-related bills received Governor Rick Scott’s signature on Wednesday.

06/18/2014

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