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Lawmakers Eye Major Changes In Mental Health Services

The House and the Senate are proposing major overhauls in mental health services.

03/25/2015

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House Bill Would Give Tax Break To Gun Buyers, Club Members

The Florida Legislature has its sights on a tax breaks for gun buyers and skeet shooting club members.

03/25/2015

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Bill Would Boost Power Of Nurse Practitioners

Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners to care for patients.

03/25/2015

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Senators Push For More Money For Land Buying

A number of Senators are pushing for more than $2 million proposed for the use of land purchases as part of the Florida Forever program.

03/25/2015

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House Looks To Hold Down Higher-Ed Costs

Following the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities.

03/25/2015

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Senate Takes Pot Into Its Own Hands

A Senate committee is moving forward with a measure that would expand the types of patients eligible for treatment using medicinal marijuana.

03/24/2015

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Public Records Exemption Passed For Tax Collectors

The Florida Senate voted 38-0 on Tuesday to approve a public-records exemption that would prevent the release of taxpayers’ email addresses obtained by county tax collectors for the purpose of sending tax notices.

03/24/2015

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State House Backs $690 Million Tax Cut Package

House members backed Gov. Rick Scott’s push to reduce taxes on cell-phone bills and pay TV on Tuesday. And they bettered the governor, by $17 million, in rolling out a $690 million tax-reduction package that offers a slew of sales-tax holidays and eliminating taxes on gun-club memberships, college textbooks, materials purchased at book fairs and vehicles purchased overseas and brought to Florida by military members.

03/24/2015

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Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

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Florida Senate Passes Bill To Allow Guns During Evacuations

The Florida Senate passed a bill which would allow gun owners without a concealed weapon permit to take their guns during emergency evacuations.

03/24/2015

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