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Expanded Drug Prescribing Gets House OK

Physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners won another round Wednesday in their battle to gain expanded drug-prescribing powers, with a House health committee backing the proposal.

04/01/2015

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Education Changes Approved By House

Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.

03/27/2015

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Class Size Limits Could Be Eased For School Districts

A bill, passed by the Florida House, could ease class size limits for Florida schools.

03/27/2015

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Florida House Wants School Districts To Require Uniforms

The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.

03/27/2015

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Lawmakers Eye Major Changes In Mental Health Services

The House and the Senate are proposing major overhauls in mental health services.

03/25/2015

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Bill Would Boost Power Of Nurse Practitioners

Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners to care for patients.

03/25/2015

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House Looks To Hold Down Higher-Ed Costs

Following the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities.

03/25/2015

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Hometown Projects Fill Out Legislative Budget Plans

As the House and Senate prepare to hammer out a $4.2 billion divide in budget proposals released last week, they have plenty of hometown pork to barter.

03/23/2015

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Senate Proposes Money To Fight Citrus Disease, Land Snails

The House and Senate have a slight budget gap dealing with the state’s fight against Giant African Land Snails, but a sizable chasm is ahead in funding to slow a disease infecting Florida’s orange crop.

03/19/2015

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Senate Higher Ed Panel Backs Guns On Campus

With lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.

03/16/2015

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