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House, Senate Offer Heftier Budgets Than Scott

House and Senate budget plans released late Thursday and early Friday contained few surprises, with the two chambers staking out their positions ahead of the bidding war that likely will get underway sometime next month.

03/21/2014

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Seminole Negotiations: Money, Exclusivity & Games

House and Senate leaders are waiting for Gov. Rick Scott to seal a deal with the Seminole Tribe before they finalize decisions about the future of gambling in Florida.

03/20/2014

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House Passes Warning Shot Bill

The Florida House voted 93-24 to pass the “warning shot” bill, which would allow individuals to fire a warning shot instead of retreating from the threat of death or bodily harm.

03/20/2014

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Voucher Program Expansion Measure Pulled

It does not look as if State legislators will expand a Florida program that helps low income children attend private schools this year.

03/20/2014

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Rove Warns GOP After Fla. Special Election Victory

Much of the talk following Republican David Jolly’s win in the special election for Congressional District 13 has been the campaign was a victory over Obamacare and a sign of a Republican landslide in November.

CBS Miami–03/13/2014

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House Panel Passes Bill Aimed At Serving Sexually Exploited Children

A House panel on Wednesday unanimously passed a sweeping measure aimed at better identifying and serving sexually exploited children.

03/12/2014

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Senate Backs Tax Holiday Smaller Than Scott Wants

Senators started moving forward Monday with a sales-tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers, but the proposal is a week shorter than requested by Gov. Rick Scott.

03/10/2014

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Florida May Allow Expansion Of Private School Vouchers

If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.

03/06/2014

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Six-Year Olds May Have To Strap Up In Car Seats

If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

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Lawmakers Hope To Save Money With State It Agency

The creation of an information technology department for state government might or might not save Florida money.

03/05/2014

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