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Herschel Vinyard, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is resigning Dec. 1. (Source: www.dep.state.fl.us)

Florida Environmental Protection Secretary Resigns

Herschel Vinyard, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is resigning Dec. 1.

19 hours ago

(Source: AP)

Records Show Broad Effort To Funnel Maps Through Public

The Florida Supreme Court released records Tuesday that gave more insight into an alleged plan by Republican political consultants to funnel maps through the public.

11/25/2014

Florida Department of Corrections  Secretary Mike Crews (Source: CBS4)

State Corrections Chief Resigns

Amid reports of abuse by state prison guards, allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers and a multimillion-dollar deficit, Gov. Rick Scott’s corrections chief, Mike Crews, has announced that he’s stepping down.

11/24/2014

(Source: CBS)

Gun Bill Could Rekindle School Safety Debate

After the issue drew heavy debate during the 2014 legislative session, a House Republican is bringing back a proposal that could lead to some public-school employees or volunteers carrying guns on campus.

11/24/2014

Immigration

Some Looking At The Fine Print Of Immigration Overhaul

One day after President Barack Obama took action to change immigration rules, some are taking a look at the fine print of the new policy.

11/21/2014

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Weston Lawmaker Wants To Toughen Texting While Driving Law

A proposal that would strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving, giving police officers more power to pull over motorists for tapping messages while behind the wheel has been filed by South Florida lawmaker Rep. Richard Stark.

11/20/2014

(Source: CBS News)

Immigration Advocates Anxiously Await Pres. Obama’s Announcement

On the eve of President Barack’s prime time announcement concerning immigration, South Florida advocates have asked that his decision affect the largest number of people possible.

11/20/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Gardiner, Crisafulli Tout Parenting Program

On their first day on the job, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner highlighted a parenting program they’re pushing for.

11/19/2014

Secretary of State Ken Detzner wants to upgrade voting equipment in Florida. (Source: http://dos.myflorida.com/)

Detzner Concerned About Aging Election Equipment

Decade-old voting equipment is quickly aging in nearly half the state’s counties, and there has been a struggle at the local level to secure money to cover the replacement costs.

11/19/2014

AP

Florida Legislature Chooses New Leaders

Two Central Florida Republicans have been chosen as the new Senate president and the new House speaker.

11/18/2014

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