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Campus Gun Carry Bill Ready For House VoteA proposal that would allow gun owners with concealed-weapons licenses to hang onto their handguns while on state university and college campuses is ready to go to the House floor.
NRA: Campus Carry Bills 'Will Be Back'Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and to allow some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.
School Guns Bill Likely DeadA Senate bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property was effectively killed by a committee Wednesday, meaning that two high-profile proposals blending firearms and education could fail during the legislative session.
Senate Holsters University Gun ProposalThe Senate likely will not move forward with a controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of Florida colleges and universities.
State Senate Shows "Solidarity" Against Cuba DiplomacyAfter sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama's decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Aaron Cohen Bill Sent To Gov. Scott For SignatureThe Legislature has sent four bills to Gov Rick Scott, including a measure that would toughen penalties for drivers who leave the scenes of serious traffic accidents.
Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.
Senate Puts Brakes On Red-Light Camera Repeal Red-light cameras won't be turned off in Florida this year.
Senate Approves Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act The Florida Senate, on Wednesday, unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act which will toughen penalties for hit-and-run drivers in serious accidents.
Miami-Dade Commission To Vote Tuesday On "No-Kill" PlanMiami-Dade County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a plan this Tuesday to reduce the county's animal overpopulation.
Senate Rejects "Parent Trigger" Bill For Second YearA measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate.
Scott Calls For Expanded Early Voting, More Polling SitesUp to 14 days of early voting should be offered during Florida's next election, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday. The move would be a backpeddling of sorts for Republicans.
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