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(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

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Calls For Expanded Early Voting, More Polling Sites

Up 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.

CBS4–01/17/2013

(Source: CBSMiami) Florida Senate Redistricting Map, original version

Senators Eye Changes New Redistricting Bill May Bring

With the new Senate maps expected to easily pass the House next week, before the March 30th end of the special session, lawmakers in the upper chamber and potential candidates for those seats are beginning to evaluate their electoral futures. A number of South Florida Senators could be affected.

03/24/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Redistricting Map Approved By Florida Senate

A flurry of last minute amendments were added to a Florida Senate redistricting map which reached the floor Thursday for debate.

CBS4–03/22/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Florida Senate Panel To Vote On New Redristricting Map

The Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.

CBS4–03/21/2012

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