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Florida House OKs Experimental Drugs For Dying Patients

If a doctor says you are about to die then you have the “Right To Try” according to a bill passed unanimously by the House that would let people use experimental drugs. However, marijuana was still left off the table.

04/16/2015

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Lawmakers Pan Critics Of Film, TV Remake

An effort to revamp the state’s approach to attracting film and television production is moving forward in the House and Senate, after Republican lawmakers openly panned the plan’s most vocal critic.

04/02/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Islamic State Group Cited As Need For Records Exemption

A Florida state representative, who wants to make it harder for people to find information, like addresses and phone numbers, of military service members and their immediate family, is using the threat of the Islamic State to advance the bill.

04/01/2015

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State House Backs $690 Million Tax Cut Package

House members backed Gov. Rick Scott’s push to reduce taxes on cell-phone bills and pay TV on Tuesday. And they bettered the governor, by $17 million, in rolling out a $690 million tax-reduction package that offers a slew of sales-tax holidays and eliminating taxes on gun-club memberships, college textbooks, materials purchased at book fairs and vehicles purchased overseas and brought to Florida by military members.

03/24/2015

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House Panel Approves Miami-Dade Needle Exchange Pilot Program

House members began moving forward Wednesday with a renewed effort to approve a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County.

03/04/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Names Medical Marijuana Rule-Makers

A 12 member panel, including five nurseries, will prepare to hash out rules on who can grow medical marijuana and how it will be distributed to patients.

01/16/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Draft Pot Rule Fleshes Out Requirements For Growers

A panel comprised of the director of the state Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of the Drug Policy Advisory Council would pick five nurseries to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana under a revamped rule released Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.

01/15/2015

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Study: Florida Leads Nation In Inmates Who “Max Out” Sentences

A new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Florida leading the nation in inmates who “max out” their sentences — serving 100 percent of their time and being released with no supervision beyond the prison gates.

06/04/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses FDOT Of Withholding Public Records

Acting in his capacity as a litigator and not as a legislator, Rep. Matt Gaetz is accusing state transportation officials of stonewalling on a public records request made by a client seeking information about potentially dangerous guardrails.

05/20/2014

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FL House Backs Stadium Process, Seeks Help For Cuban Baseball Players

The House on Friday approved a process to help determine whether to use tax dollars for professional sports stadium projects but would exclude Major League Baseball from potential funding unless changes are made in how Cuban players are treated.

04/25/2014

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