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Fla. Senate Passes Tougher Sexual Predator Bills

The Florida Senate wasted no time passing a package of bills that are designed to strengthen sexual predator laws. The laws passed on the first day of the legislature’s annual session.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014

Florida Money

Lawmakers Have Money To Spend Or Give Back

Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.

02/27/2014

Pills

Proposal Takes Aim At Mail-Order Prescriptions

A Senate Republican filed a new bill on Thursday aimed at baring health plans from requiring customers to get prescriptions only from mail-order pharmacies.

02/27/2014

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Poll: Miami-Dade Voters Want Vegas-Style Casinos

Over half of likely Miami-Dade County voters said they want Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–02/19/2014

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Governor Scott Holds The Cards In Gambling Deal

House and Senate leaders are reaching consensus on a plan that would allow stand-alone casinos in South Florida, if voters approve. But the proposal hinges on whether Gov. Rick Scott, who’s playing his cards close to his vest, seals a deal with the Seminole Tribe.

02/14/2014

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Florida Leaders: Lower Differential Tuition Rate

The Legislature would reduce the leeway universities have to set their own tuition rates under a proposal being advanced by the leaders of the House and Senate.

CBS Miami–01/31/2014

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Fla. Medicaid Decision May Cost Businesses Millions

The GOP-led Florida Legislature quickly rejected Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act a few years ago, but the decision may impact a key Republican constituency, businesses.

CBS Miami–01/22/2014

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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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Supreme Court: Lawmakers Must Testify On New Maps

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — In the midst of a  lawsuit challenging whether lawmakers violated the constitution when they drew new congressional districts,  the Supreme court ruled Friday lawmakers may be forced to testify as part of […]

12/13/2013

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Legislator Wants To Increase Texting While Driving Fines In School Zones

The texting-while-driving ban has only been in place in Florida since October 1, but some legislators are ready to give it some more teeth.

CBS Miami–11/21/2013

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