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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

Florida Governor's Mansion (Source: CBS4)

Florida Pays More Than $800k To Fix Governor’s Mansion

While the state has been pushing for cut backs, more than $800,000 has been spent for improvements to the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee since 2010.

11/02/2013

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Florida Legislative Leaders Fighting Medical Marijuana

While public opinion continues to move towards the legalization of marijuana, Florida’s legislative leaders have come out against a push to allow the use of pot for medical reasons.

CBS Miami–10/31/2013

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Study Finds Gambling Expansion Wouldn’t Produce Major Impact

As lawmakers continue to debate a possible expansion of gambling in Florida; a major study has found that a gambling expansion wouldn’t have much of an impact on the economy or Florida society.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

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Fla. To Hold 2nd Hearing On Casinos And Gambling

Will the Sunshine State take a gamble on gaming?

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

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Florida Senate Holding Hearings On Gambling’s Future

State senators are set to hold the first of four public hearings about gambling’s future in Florida. The first hearing will come at the north campus of Broward College on Wednesday.

CBS Miami–10/23/2013

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Sebelius In Florida Promoting Affordable Care Act

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in the Sunshine State to continue trying to inform people about the Affordable Care Act, which launches October 1.

CBS Miami–09/17/2013

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Legislators Fight To Avoid Testifying In Redistricting Case

Should legislators who draw up the districts that will help keep them in office be forced to testify about how they came up with the district?

CBS Miami–09/16/2013

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Florida Gambling Rules Due For Overhaul

Gambling facilities in Florida could be in for some changes as the state considers a possible overhaul of the rules.

09/07/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Protesters Plan To Stay Locked In Place At State Capitol

For a fourth day in a row, protesters remained firmly in place at the Florida Capitol demanding a special legislative session. The protesters said they plan to remain locked in place for the entire weekend.

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

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