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Senate Panel Hears Of Alleged Corruption In Corrections Dept.

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Testifying under oath before a Senate panel, current and former Department of Corrections investigators — including the sheriff of Gulf County — said they were ordered by […]

03/11/2015

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Prisons Chief To Seek Revamp Of Health Care Contracts

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones announced Friday she intends to rebid contracts worth about $1.4 billion with private companies to provide health-care services to the state’s 100,000 inmates. […]

02/20/2015

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Campus Gun Bill Gets Approval In Senate Committee

People with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee.

02/16/2015

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Senate Panel Approves “Common Sense” School Discipline Bill

With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms.

04/08/2014

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Senate Puts Brakes On Red-Light Camera Repeal

Red-light cameras won’t be turned off in Florida this year.

03/26/2014

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Bill Gives Pedestrians, Bicyclists Special Designation

Bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders and people driving horse-drawn carriages would be among those receiving a new designation while on the road, under a measure filed in the Florida Legislature.

03/02/2014

Florida Capitol

Senate Rejects “Parent Trigger” Bill For Second Year

A measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate.

CBS4–04/30/2013

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Texting While Driving Bill Closer To Law, New Strings Attached

A bill banning texting while driving was approved in its first committee Wednesday, but with exceptions.

CBS4–02/07/2013

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Bill Would Allow Gun Owners To Openly Carry Firearms

A Florida senator has proposed loosening the state’s current gun law by allowing licensed gun owners to openly wear their handguns in public view.

CBS4–01/17/2011

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Bill Proposes “Open Carry” Law In Florida

A Florida senator has proposed a loosening of the state’s gun laws in a bill which would allow licensed gun owners to openly wear their handguns in public view.

01/16/2011