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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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Homeowners Fed Up With Rising Insurance Rates

As we approach the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, more and more homeowners are finding it impossible to find affordable insurance for their homes or condos.


Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

PIP Reform Bill Clears Florida Senate In Late Night Session

In a late night special session held Friday, lawmakers finally came to a conclusion on personal injury protection (PIP).



Florida’s Primary Date May Change – Again

Florida lawmakers will meet next week to decide whether to change the date of the August primary election again.



Lawmakers Look To Speed Up Foreclosure Handlings, Again

With Florida atop or near atop the list of foreclosure-ridden states, lawmakers on Thursday began looking again at ways to speed up the handling of foreclosure cases that now can take two years or more to wind their way through the courts.


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Court Funding ‘A Priority’ Gov. Scott Tells Lawyers

Florida courts are under increasing pressure to make do with less even as numerous foreclosure and criminal cases continue to flood the judicial system daily.



Offshore Oil Drilling “Not In Florida Waters,” Lawmaker Says

Waters around South Florida will remain untouched by oil drills – at least this legislative season, said Senate President Mike Haridopolos.


Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Miami-Dade Lawmakers Scored Legislative Victories In Tally

Lawmakers in a Miami-Dade delegation full of political rookies vowed unity during this year’s legislative session. And they kept their promise, for the most part, in a year when distinct personalities emerged in the crop of new faces, along with victories along the way.


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Tallahassee Lawmakers Tackle Auto Insurance Fraud

Florida’s automobile insurance rates are among the highest in the nation and experts say fraudulent claims drive up the price hurting everyone’s pocketbooks.


I-Team: You Pay, Miami-Dade Commission Spends

As the slumping economy drives most people to cut costs, the CBS 4 I-Team learned lawmakers aren’t doing the same with your tax dollars.

Here’s what the CBS4 I-Team Investigator Stephen Stock found after pulling the Miami-Dade county budget for the past three years.