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Texting While Driving Ban Moves Forward In Tallahassee

A legislative committee in Tallahassee has voted to ban texting while driving.

CBS4–01/12/2012

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Florida Senate Cuts Jobless Benefits To Help Businesses

People without jobs in Florida could get less money in unemployment compensation under a bill passed Tuesday by the Florida Senate. The House has passed a similar bill, and must now consider the Senate’s changes.

CBS4–05/03/2011

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Minimum Wage Bill Advances In Fla. Senate

A bill that would change the way the state calculates its minimum wage is ready go to the full Senate, after approval Tuesday by the Budget Committee.

CBS4–04/26/2011

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Gov. Scott’s Corporate Tax Cut Proposal Shelved

The future of Governor Rick Scott’s signature corporate tax cut proposal is in doubt after leading senators sent mixed signals and a skittish committee temporarily postponed consideration of the measure at its last scheduled meeting on Monday.

CBS4–04/25/2011

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‘Destination Resort’ Gambling Bill Clears Fla. Senate Committee

A bill paving the way for up to five “destination resort” casinos to open in Florida finally passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Tuesday.

CBS4–04/06/2011

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Fla. Senate Committee Considers “Softer” Unemployment Bill

Blasted by everyone from Florida’s struggling unemployed the businesses that fund part of every unemployment check, the Florida Senate appears to backing down from a hardline bill to cut benefits and raise unemployment taxes, with a new, softer proposal announced Tuesday.

02/22/2011

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