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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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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.

CBS4–08/13/2012

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).

CBS4–03/09/2012

Voters

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.

CBS4–01/06/2012

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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.

CBS4–11/17/2011

Courtroom Generic Gavel

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.

CBS4–08/08/2011

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