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House, Senate Move Closer On Revamping Child Welfare

The Florida Legislature is poised to pass a landmark measure that would overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare system, as the House and Senate versions of the proposal moved closer together Monday.


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Committee Gives Thumbs Up To $1M Medical Marijuana Research

Members of Florida’s House Appropriations Committee have given the go-ahead to allocating $1 million for medical marijuana research.



Auto Fee Rollback Deal Moving Closer To Passage

The Florida House is at odds with the Senate over a plan to reduce fees for motorists in the Sunshine State. The Senate wants the rollbacks to happen all at once while the House is putting together a plan that would phase in the reductions.

CBS Miami–04/26/2013


Fla. House Plans 8-Percent Tuition Hike

Pitting the chamber against the wishes of Gov. Rick Scott, the House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending plan that calls for an 8-percent college tuition increase, continuing an effort to shift more of the cost in higher education to students instead of taxpayers.


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House Committee Reverses Opinion On Pill Mill Data Base

In a major reversal, a House committee on Tuesday went along with using a prescription-drug database to help combat widespread abuse of painkillers.



Union Reforms Moving Through Legislature

The latest attempt by a state legislature to take away the political clout unions hold is moving through the Florida Legislature.