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Senator Files Measure Which Would Ban Texting While Driving

A state senator from Venice is hoping the third time is the charm to pass legislation which would ban drivers from typing or reading texts, emails or other electronic messages while behind the wheel.



Texting While Driving Ban Moves Forward In Tallahassee

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


(Source: CBS4)

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.


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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.



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.


(Source: Seminole Hard Rock Casino)

‘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.


(Source: CBS)

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.