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Lawmakers Look To Keep Pain Clinic Regulations

Florida lawmakers appear to be moving quickly to keep in place regulations that were approved to help curb widespread problems with prescription-drug abuse and trafficking.

03/04/2015

(Source: CBS4)

U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.

03/03/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury Reporting

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.

03/03/2015

During Tuesday's "State of the State" speech, Governor Rick Scott used examples of successes in the state in the past as an inspiration for the future.  (Source: The Florida Channel)

Gov. Scott Calls On ‘Florida Exceptionalism’ To Tout Agenda

Calling on something he termed “Florida exceptionalism,” Gov. Rick Scott used the annual State of the State address Tuesday to try to reinvigorate his legislative agenda after a difficult opening to his second term.

03/03/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House, Senate Leaders Show Signs Of Agreement, Differences

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015″ — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.

03/03/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Florida Legislature Kicks Off 60-Day Annual Session

Day one of the 60-day session of the Florida Legislature is officially underway in the state’s capitol.

03/03/2015

(Source: AP)

A Look At The 5 Biggest Issues For The Florida Legislature

Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.

CBS Miami–03/03/2015

(Source: CBS4)

2016 Presidential Primary Likely To Be March 15

It’s probably safe to start planning for a March 15 presidential primary in Florida.

CBS Miami–03/03/2015

Courtroom Gavel

Secret Recording By Minors Gets First Senate OK

A Senate committee agreed Monday that minors should be able to secretly record conversations — something currently illegal in Florida — if the talks involve unlawful sexual or violent acts against children.

03/02/2015

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Lawmaker Renews Push To Bring Mega Casinos To Florida

A state lawmaker is taking a big gamble on a new bill that would bring two resort casinos to South Florida.

03/02/2015

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