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Senate Group Home Proposal Spurs Debate

A debate is brewing about a Senate proposal that could lead to some children in state care being placed in group homes instead of with foster families.

04/10/2014

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Doctors Could Face Drug Database Requirement For Prescriptions

A proposal backed by the House committee on Thursday would require physicians to access a state drug database before prescribing controlled substances to new patients.

04/10/2014

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Faster Highway En Route To Senate Floor

A measure that could raise the speed limits by 5 mph on Florida roads zipped through its final Senate stop on Thursday, despite bumping up against Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Negron.

03/27/2014

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Emergency Guns Measure Headed To House Floor

A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don’t have a license to carry.

03/27/2014

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Controversy Emerges Over Allowing Guns In Schools

Military veterans or retired law-enforcement officers with concealed weapons permits and special training could be designated to bring guns into elementary, middle and high schools under a proposal moving through the Florida Legislature.

03/10/2014

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Proposal Takes Aim At Mail-Order Prescriptions

A Senate Republican filed a new bill on Thursday aimed at baring health plans from requiring customers to get prescriptions only from mail-order pharmacies.

02/27/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles throws a pass against the Auburn Tigers during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Proposal Filed To Honor FSU’s Jameis Winston

A proposal was filed Friday by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, to honor Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

02/21/2014

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Sexual Predator Bills Move On To State Legislature

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved four bills aimed at strengthening laws dealing with sexual predators.

02/21/2014

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Tax Offices Might Process Gun License Applications

Gun owners would be able to apply for concealed weapons licenses at their local tax collector’s offices under a National Rifle Association-backed measure approved unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday.

02/17/2014

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Study Raises Questions About Red-Light Cameras

A measure to repeal the state’s red-light traffic camera law will be pushed forward by lawmakers using a study from the Legislature’s non-partisan policy office to support the effort.

02/10/2014

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