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

Education Changes Approved By House

Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.

03/27/2015

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House, Senate On Different Gambling Tracks

House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

03/26/2015

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Bush Tells New Hampshire He Won’t Change Views To Win Votes

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told voters he will not change his stance on immigration or education in order to win their votes.

03/14/2015

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Jeb Bush’s Emails Detail Communications With Top Donors

Jeb Bush recently released thousands of emails from when he served as Florida’s governor. Now among those emails are a string of notes from campaign donors asking for favors and making suggestions.

03/12/2015

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Emergency Gun Bill To Get Second Shot In Senate

After a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.

03/12/2015

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

House Panel Blocks Medicaid Dental Changes

A House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program’s system of providing dental services to children.

03/10/2015

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Marco Rubio Facing Pressure To Run For Senate Re-Election

There’s still a big decision looming for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

02/19/2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stops by a Republican call center to rally campaign workers November 4, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.   Rick Scott is running in a tight race against opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist the Democratic challenger. (Photo by Erik Kellar/Getty Images)

Scott Wants Tighter Controls On College Costs

Governor Rick Scott is asking legislators to pass a sweeping bill which would lower textbook costs and curb tuition increases for graduate programs.

02/10/2015

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

Lawmakers Want To Shoot Down Use Of Drone Surveillance

Two Republican lawmakers want to shoot down the use of drones to conduct surveillance of people or private property.

02/09/2015

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Mitt Romney Says He Will Not Run For President

Mitt Romney will not run for the White House.

01/30/2015

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