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Florida Legislature To Resume Budget, Health Care Fight

Florida legislators are heading back to the state Capitol promising to do what they couldn’t during their 60-day regular session — pass a new state budget.

05/31/2015

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Test Grade Eliminations Result Of State Going “Too Far, Too Fast”

Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke out Tuesday after Monday’s big news when it comes to testing in South Florida.

05/19/2015

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Special Session To Draw New Maps Begins

Lawmakers are back in Tallahassee Thursday for a special session to draw a new map for the state’s congressional districts.

08/07/2014

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Legislators To Adopt New Congressional Maps

Florida legislators will return to Tallahassee to adopt a new congressional map.

08/03/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Appeal Underway In Redistricting Documents

One day after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled documents obtained from a Republican consultant must remain confidential, lawyers are asking the state Supreme Court to release them.

CBS Miami–05/23/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Children’s Issues A Mixed Bag As Lawmakers Vow To Fight On

Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.

05/08/2014

2014 Legislative Session came to an end just before 11 PM May 2nd. (Source: Tom Urban, NSF)

Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

05/03/2014

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

Bright Futures Program Change Could Allow For Political Campaign Credit

A bill that would allow Florida students seeking a college scholarship from the state to work on political campaigns and get credit for it has passed the Florida Senate.

04/25/2014

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Budget Negotiations Begin In A Jovial Mood

Lawmakers began meeting as joint House and Senate negotiating committees late Monday, starting a weeklong sprint to craft a final spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.

04/21/2014

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

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