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Jeff Clemens

Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, filed a proposal (SB 254) that would place additional requirements on charter schools. (Source: www.flsenate.gov/)

Bill Would Tighten Charter-School Approvals

For students, getting into a charter school can be a difficult process. A proposal filed on Wednesday by a Democratic lawmaker would make it harder for charter schools to get approved to operate in the state.

01/07/2015

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

Online Voter Registration Proposed

Online voter-registration could be coming as soon thanks to a proposal filed by a South Florida senator.

01/06/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Measure Proposed To Restore Felons’ Rights

Convicted felons are barred from voting, but one South Florida lawmaker has proposed a constitutional amendment that would change that.

12/22/2014

iPhone with iOS 7. (Source: CBS4)

Senate Would Add Texting To ‘Do Not Call’ List

For those constantly nagged by unsolicited text messages, Florida’s Senate may soon have a solution

04/11/2014

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

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

(Source: Florida Dept. of Transportation)

Bill To Increase Speed Limit Facing Little Opposition

A bill that would increase the speed limit on Florida’s interstates from 70 to 75 mph are zipping through the state Legislature.

03/30/2014

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Democrats File Bills To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed bills (SB 962 and HB 859) to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Telemarketers Again Top 2013 Complaint List

When it comes to what really bugged us in 2013, telemarketers topped the list. Gripes about violations of the state’s “Do Not Call” list easily dominated the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ top complaints for 2013.

12/30/2013

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Could A 75 MPH Speed Limit Come To Florida?

Two Florida lawmakers are gearing up to make drivers with a “need to speed” very happy motorists.

11/12/2013

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Senator Files Bill To Limit Ballot Length

In a move to avoid another ballot debacle like we saw in 2012 when an overly long ballot bogged down the voting and tabulation process, a Democratic state senator wants to limit how many ballot questions lawmakers can pose.

CBS4–01/10/2013

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