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

House Approves State Technology Agency

The House approved a $4.8 million proposal on Wednesday that lawmakers hope will prevent snafus like the months-long headaches brought on by the rollout of Florida’s new $63 million jobless website.

03/12/2014

Florida Money

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

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Taxes, Speed Limits & Beer Growlers Top Legislature’s Topics

Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.

02/22/2014

Traffic Jam Night

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

Photo of the full moon, on August 21, 2013 in Nice, southeastern France. (Photo: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wooing Space Companies

Florida has played a major role in the United States’ space program for decades, but with private ventures ready to take people to space, other states are vying to attract space companies.

08/24/2013

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Legislature Bans Rapists From Custody Rights

Florida lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Rick Scott’s desk Monday that would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape results in a child.

CBS Miami–04/30/2013

Citizens Property Insurance

Citizens Insurance Overhaul Bill Headed For Final Vote In FL Senate

The decision about a bill which will potentially overhaul of Citizens Property Insurance Corp is headed for final vote in the Senate and it could drastically determine how much you pay for your homeowners insurance.

CBS4–04/11/2013

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Gov. Scott To Ask Lawmakers To Budget For Teacher Pay Raises

Florida Gov. Rick Scott thinks Florida’s teachers are underpaid, so he is asking state lawmakers to put aside money in the coming year to give them pay raises.

CBS4–01/22/2013

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University Presidents Pitch Tuition Deal To Lawmakers

University presidents have made a pitch to legislators in Tallahassee: add $118 million in state funding and they will not raise tuition.

CBS Miami–12/05/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

State Lawmakers Hold Reorganization Session

The new leaders of the Florida House and Senate have convened both houses for a one-day reorganization session in the wake of the most recent election.

CBS Miami–11/20/2012

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