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Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Parasailing Regulations

After drawing attention for several parasailing accidents, the Florida Senate took a step forward Thursday by approving a bill that will place government regulations on the industry.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

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Voucher Program Expansion Measure Pulled

It does not look as if State legislators will expand a Florida program that helps low income children attend private schools this year.

03/20/2014

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Obama Set To Sign Law Reversing Flood Insurance Hikes

Homeowners in flood-prone neighborhoods across the country will see relief from big insurance increases when President Barack Obama signs a bipartisan bill Friday.

CBS Miami–03/14/2014

Car Seats

Six-Year Olds May Have To Strap Up In Car Seats

If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

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Legislation Could Limit Growth Of Vacation Rentals

Local governments want back some control over short-term vacation rentals, contending that a nearly 3-year-old state law has allowed little-regulated mini-hotels to grow amid residential communities.

02/17/2014

(Source: Anthony Gonzalez) A photo of Aaron Cohen who died in a hit and run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Widow Of A Hit & Run Victim Pushes For New Legislation

As her son clutches a photo of his dad, Patty Cohen remembers her husband Aaron Cohen.

02/09/2014

(Source: CBS4) Utility Main

Bill Would Require Drivers To Move Over For Utility Workers

A bill filed for the 2014 Florida legislative session would force drivers to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a utility truck on the side of a road, according to the News Service of Florida.

CBS Miami–12/31/2013

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M-D Commission Approves Soccer Stadium Legislation

The Miami-Dade County Commission approved legislation Tuesday that allows Mayor Carlos Gimenez to identify possible stadium locations and begin negotiations with private developers of a stadium.

CBS Miami–12/17/2013

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Workers’ Comp Bill Headed To Gov. Scott

A bill that aims at lowering workers’ compensation insurance costs is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for signing.

05/01/2013

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Legislature Set To Allow Major Campaign Finance Changes

The Florida House of Representatives is poised to pass a major measure that would allow for an increase in contribution limits for campaigns.

CBS Miami–03/22/2013

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