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House Rules Chief Points To ‘Radio Silence’ In Session Meltdown

Frustration over the Senate’s response to settle a health-care budget stand off led to Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s decision to stop the 2015 legislative session early, according to one of the speaker’s top lieutenants.

04/29/2015

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Florida Senate: Use Expanded Medicaid Savings For Education

Florida Senate leaders are standing their ground when it comes to expanding Medicaid and keeping hospital funding.

04/24/2015

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People Who Pay For Sex In Florida Could Pay A Bigger Price

A bill that would make those who pay for prostitutes face increased penalties is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.

04/23/2015

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Paying For Sex In Florida Could Become More Costly

The Florida House passed a bill that would make people who solicit prostitutes pay up even more.

04/16/2015

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24-Hour Wait For Abortions Poised For House Floor

A bill that would make women wait 24-hours before having an abortion is set to be heard on the House floor.

04/01/2015

BOSTON - AUGUST 16:  Textbooks sit on the shelf at Quantumbooks August 16, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Government Accountability Office finds that the average student spends almost $900 on textbooks and supplies, or 26 percent of tuition and fees per year at typical public four-year colleges. The report finds textbook prices have increased 186 percent since 1986.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senate Panel To Study Textbook Tax Breaks

The Senate will take up a proposal by Florida Governor Rick Scott that would allow college textbooks to be sales-tax exempt.

03/20/2015

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Controversial Abortion Waiting Period Bill Moves Forward In House

House members approved a controversial bill that would make women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

03/19/2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Alcohol lines shelves in an Off License in Brixton on February 21, 2011 in London, England. Doctors have warned that inadequate regulations on alcohol may cost the lives of around 250,000 people in England and Wales over the next 20 years. A minimum price of 50p per unit is urgently needed, according to leading liver disease specialists.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Senate Leaves Door Open In Liquor, Groceries Debate

A Senate bill would reduce travel time for shoppers looking for liquor and groceries but keep up a wall between them.

03/18/2015

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House Unanimously Approves Testing Bill

The House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.

03/18/2015

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Alimony Reform Bill Again Stirs Passions On Both Sides

A bill proposing to end permanent alimony in Florida is stirring up some emotional arguments in the Florida Legislature.

03/14/2015

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