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Lawmakers Reach Out To Undocumented Immigrants

Immediately after the Senate passed HB 755 late Friday afternoon, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher left the chamber, dashed up the stairs and handed a sheet of paper to a small cluster of people outside the public gallery.

05/02/2014

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Emergency Concealed Weapon Measure Muzzled In Senate

A National Rifle Association-backed measure aimed at allowing people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during emergency evacuations has been holstered for this year.

05/01/2014

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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

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Bill Passed In Senate Puts Restrictions On Craft Brewers

Under a bill passed by the Senate, craft brewers in the state would be restricted on the amount of packaged beer their breweries could sell directly to visitors.

04/29/2014

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Latvala: Majority Of Senate Supports In-State Tuition Bill

The sponsor of a measure that would extend in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants has said that a majority of the Senate has agreed to co-sponsor the bill.

04/13/2014

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Senate Committee Advances Distribution “Tariff” On Craft Brewers

Craft brewers are fighting a Senate measure that would require them to pay a distributor when selling their bottled or canned product to customers, even if the beer never leaves the building.

04/08/2014

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Last Hopes Of Online Voter Registration Fade

Florida voters hoping to register online will have to wait another year after the sponsor of a Senate bill that would have allowed Internet sign-ups essentially dropped the measure Monday.

03/31/2014

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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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Florida Senate Panel To Vote On New Redristricting Map

The Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.

CBS4–03/21/2012