Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

(Source: CBS)

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.

05/06/2015

File picture of a gun.  (Source: Thinkstock)

School Guns Bill Likely Dead

A 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.

04/15/2015

File picture of a gun.  (Source: Thinkstock)

Senate Holsters University Gun Proposal

The 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.

04/09/2015

(Source: CBS4)

State Senate Shows “Solidarity” Against Cuba Diplomacy

After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba.

03/24/2015

(Source: Anthony Gonzalez) A photo of Aaron Cohen who died in a hit and run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Aaron Cohen Bill Sent To Gov. Scott For Signature

The 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.

06/17/2014

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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.

04/11/2014

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Senate Puts Brakes On Red-Light Camera Repeal

Red-light cameras won’t be turned off in Florida this year.

03/26/2014

(Source: Anthony Gonzalez) A photo of Aaron Cohen who died in a hit and run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

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.

03/26/2014

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Miami-Dade Commission To Vote Tuesday On “No-Kill” Plan

Miami-Dade County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a plan this Tuesday to reduce the county’s animal overpopulation.

CBS Miami–06/16/2013

Florida Capitol

Senate Rejects “Parent Trigger” Bill For Second Year

A measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate.

CBS4–04/30/2013

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