Rene Garcia

(Source: Executive Office of the Governor)

Gov. Scott Presents UM With $1M For AIDS Research

Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Rene Garcia presented the University of Miami with a check for $1 million for HIV/AIDS research Monday morning.

09/22/2014

School Generic

Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.

04/11/2014

Florida Money

In-State Tuition Bill Moving Closer To Reality

The delicate process of granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants appears to be entering a key phase, as lawmakers work to bring competing versions of the legislation together and send a bill to Gov. Rick Scott.

04/09/2014

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

Kidcare Expansion For Legal Immigrants In Jeopardy

A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance coverage to the children of legal immigrants faces legislative roadblocks — not the least of them the doubts of Senate President Don Gaetz.

04/04/2014

(Source: AP)

Republican Rene Garcia Re-Introducing Medicaid Expansion Bill

Hialeah Republican state Senator Rene Garcia is once again trying to secure $51 billion in Medicaid funding available to the state under the Affordable Care Act.

CBS Miami–01/21/2014

Florida Capitol

Senate Rejects “Parent Trigger” Bill For Second Year

A measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate.

CBS4–04/30/2013

Florida Capitol

Senate Committee Shoots Down “Dream Act” Bill

The so called “Dream Act” bill in the Senate which would have granted in-state tuition to Florida high school students who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are in the country illegally is nothing more than a dream.

02/01/2012

(Source:AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Fl. Senate: Puffing At The Courthouse Door Could Be Snuffed

Tired of having to cough your way through a knot of smoking city workers as you try to get through the door of city hall? The Florida Legislature may clear the air for you, moving forward a bill that could eliminate the smokers huddled at the door of government buildings.

CBS4–01/20/2012

(CBS4)

Miami-Dade Fighting Obesity With “Make Healthy Happen” Initiative

A massive project designed to make Miami residents healthier is gaining ground and CBS4 is proud to be a part of the push for a healthier Miami.

CBS4–09/30/2011

Miami-Dade and Broward County rank among the state's healthiest counties, according to a new study. (Source: CBS)

“Make Healthy Happen Miami” Event This Friday

From healthy vending machines in senior high schools and parks to increasing the number of bike lanes and racks in cities throughout Miami-Dade, an initiative which presents healthy options in an effort to prevent and reduce illness from obesity is gaining ground.

CBS4–09/27/2011

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,538 other followers