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Negron: Committee Won’t Vote On Immigrant Tuition Bill

An effort to grant in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrant students appeared all but dead Thursday, as Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced his committee would not hear the bill next week.

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Motor Vehicle Fee Cut One Stop From Governor’s Desk

Lawmakers could park a bill on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk within the week to reduce vehicle registration fees.


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Proposal To Reduce Vehicle Registration Fees To Get Hearing

A measure to reduce vehicle-registration fees will get its first hearing since Gov. Rick Scott threw his support behind a similar idea as part of his legislative agenda.


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Gov. Scott’s Proposal To Lower Vehicle Registration Fees Picks Up Support

Governor Rick Scott’s plan to lower vehicle-registration fees by $401 million picked up steam ahead of its announcement Thursday, gaining measured support from Senate President Don Gaetz and, somewhat sarcastically, from Scott’s chief rival in his bid for re-election next year.


Gov. Rick Scott delivers his state of the state on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (Source: The Florida Channel)

More Than 150 New Florida Laws Go Into Effect Monday

More than 150 new laws passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Scott will go into effect on Monday.


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Deal Reached On State Employee Raises

As the final pieces of the state budget fell into place on Saturday, state House and Senate negotiators struck a deal to give state employees a raise of at least $1,000.


Governor Rick Scott mingled at a senior center in Little Havana Wednesday. (CBS4)

Gov. Scott May Apply Pressure In Last Week Of Session

With a week left in the legislative session Governor Rick Scott might start twisting some political arms until some action is taken on his top priorities.


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State House, Senate Negotiators Inch Toward Final Budget

Top negotiators from the state’s House and Senate have reached deals on a number of big tickets items in a $74 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.


The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system.   (Source: MDP)

Senate Passes Bill Which Limits Police Drones

A bill that would set limits on when police departments in the state could deploy drones has been approved in the Florida Senate.


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Senator Wants To Roll Back Auto Fees

In an effort to boost revenue during the recession, state lawmakers voted to double fees drivers pay to renew their auto tags and licenses.