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Florida Considering Under 16 Marriage Ban

Florida legislators may make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to get married, if a new bill passes through the Senate and House.

CBS Miami–03/25/2014

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New Bill Targeting Nursing Homes Moving Through Legislature

A bill adding restrictions to lawsuits about injuries suffered by nursing home residents is ready to go before the Florida House.

CBS Miami–03/21/2014

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State Workers May Keep Low Insurance Premiums

While the Florida Legislature won’t let thousands of poor Floridians get access to expanded Medicaid, many of the state’s top workers like Governor Rick Scott may continue to pay low health insurance premiums this year.

CBS Miami–03/21/2014

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Fla. Supreme Court Tosses Out Medical Malpractice Caps In Wrongful Death Suits

The Florida Supreme Court dropped a bomb on the Florida Legislature Thursday morning when it ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in wrongful death medical-malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional.

CBS Miami–03/13/2014

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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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