Rob Bradley

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State Talks With Seminoles Back On Track

A stalemate between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about the tribe’s right to offer blackjack and other games at its casinos appears to have thawed, according to a top Senate negotiator.

08/24/2015

Slot Machines

Lawmakers Could Hold Off On Gambling Deal

With a high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe set to expire in July, lawmakers may not have to hold a special session to keep it from falling apart, according to a prominent senator who was instrumental in crafting the agreement, called a compact, five years ago.

05/07/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

State’s Lawyers Argue Nursery Ineligible To Fight Pot Rule

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Lawyers for state health regulators have a week to convince a judge to toss out a challenge to a proposed medical-marijuana rule in a case that could hinge on whether […]

04/24/2015

The highly-rated strain of medical marijuana 'Blue Dream' is displayed among others in glass jars at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Frustrated Senators Push Pot Fix

Citing frustration with delays in getting non-euphoric cannabis to patients, a Florida Senate panel Thursday pushed forward a revised attempt to create a regulatory framework for the pot industry but did not include changes sought by black farmers who complain they would be shut out of the industry.

04/09/2015

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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

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Committee To Consider Pot Regulations

Frustrated by delays, legislators are ready to create a regulatory framework for the state’s medical-marijuana industry and consider broadening a law approved last year.

03/19/2015

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

Senate Backs $3.3M For Teen Injured By Tree Limb

The city of Jacksonville will now have to pay $3.3 million to compensate the family of a teenager who was left paralyzed after being crushed by a large tree limb, after a Senate committee approved a bill on Thursday.

03/05/2015

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Lawmakers Look To End Speed Traps

For at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is.

03/05/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Questions Raised About Proposed Pot Rule

A lawyer for the Legislature is questioning the Department of Health’s proposed medical-marijuana rule, slated for a public vetting on Monday.

02/27/2015

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Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told a Senate panel Monday that her agency is already implementing most of the changes included in a sweeping bill […]

02/02/2015

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