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State May Pay School Districts That Require Uniforms

Florida lawmakers approved a bill that would give school districts extra funding for implementing a uniform policy.

03/12/2015

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Scott, Cabinet Set New Agency Oversight Guidelines

A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.

03/10/2015

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Surgical, Recovery Centers Get Aid In House

Despite objections from the hospital industry, a House panel Tuesday approved a bill that would allow patients to stay overnight at ambulatory surgical centers and open the door for longer-term “recovery care centers.”

03/10/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Drug ‘Antagonist’ To Halt Overdoses

House and Senate committees this week backed proposals aimed at helping stop potential drug overdoses.

03/06/2015

Mechanical issues with central heater sparks house fire in Sunrise. (Source: CBS4)

Central Heater Causes House Fire In Sunrise

A family in Sunrise has been displaced after mechanical problems with their central heater caused their home to catch fire Thursday morning.

02/19/2015

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House Water Policy Starts To Flow

A new plan to address Florida’s water resources got support in a House committee on Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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

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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

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