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Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional Map

A key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.

08/27/2015

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House Moves Forward With New Congressional Map

After rejecting a proposal by Sarasota County lawmakers, the Florida House appears poised Tuesday to approve a congressional redistricting plan that seeks to align with an order from the state Supreme Court.

08/17/2015

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

Florida House OKs Congressional Map Despite Criticism

The Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts even though U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown criticized the move, stating it would disenfranchise black voters.

08/13/2015

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Florida Legislature To Resume Budget, Health Care Fight

Florida legislators are heading back to the state Capitol promising to do what they couldn’t during their 60-day regular session — pass a new state budget.

05/31/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Appoints 9 To Hospital Commission

Nine new members have been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a commission that will review the finances of hospitals that receive tax-payer funds.

05/11/2015

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House GOP Bill Blocks New Air Flights, Cruise Ships To Cuba

House Republicans unveiled legislation to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.

04/28/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House, Senate Leaders Show Signs Of Agreement, Differences

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015” — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.

03/03/2015

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Bill Could Bring Big Tax Credit To Florida Films

A Senate panel on Monday approved a bill to revamp the state’s current film and television incentives program. The legislation is a final push to get something passed this year.

04/07/2014

Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel, 37, was arrested during a "buy and bust" operation in Washington. (Source: CBS)

Congressman Radel Apologizes To House Republicans For Cocaine Bust

Congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, has apologized to his Republican colleagues.

01/08/2014

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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

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