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Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Legislature Makes Final Redistricting Argument

A coalition of voting-rights groups failed to prove during a recent trial that congressional districts drawn by lawmakers in 2012 violated constitutional standards for redistricting, according to a filing by attorneys for the Legislature.

06/13/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Late Term Abortion Bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that would make abortions illegal at any point in a woman’s pregnancy if her doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb.

06/13/2014

Marco Rubio, United States Senator (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Not Ruling Out Any Option In Iraq

Senator Marco Rubio commented on Iraq Friday saying air strikes and other intervention should be considered to combat a violent insurgency. Rubio made the comment while cautioning the country could become a safe haven for terrorists capable of another 9/11.

06/13/2014

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

State-County Dispute Over Juvenile Detention Costs Simmering Again

Both sides are unhappy that the Legislature failed to come up with a plan for dividing the costs of detaining young offenders between the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and county governments.

05/13/2014

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

Senate Adds Cuban Player Rules To Stadium Funding Plan

The Senate accepted a House proposal Thursday that would require Major League Baseball to change how Cuban players are treated if baseball wants to share in state money for stadium work.

05/01/2014

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

Senate Opponents Tear Into Tuition Bill

Opponents of a measure that would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates ripped into the bill on Wednesday as the legislation was poised for passage the Senate.

04/30/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Next Governor Could Reshape Supreme Court

Florida’s GOP-dominated House approved a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday that could give the winner of November’s gubernatorial election the power to reshape the state Supreme Court.

04/30/2014

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Fla. House Poised To Okay Changes To State Pension

The Florida House Thursday discussed a bill which would stop elected officials and top employees in state government from enrolling in the state’s traditional pension plan.

04/24/2014

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

Pot, Stadiums, Trauma All Trade Bait?

The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”

04/23/2014

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Nursing Home Bill Limits Who Can Be Sued

A bill which passed the House Wednesday, would limit litigants who file a case against a nursing home.

04/23/2014

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