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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

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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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State-County Dispute Over Juvenile Detention Costs Simmering Again

Both sides are unhappy that the Legislature failed to come up with a plan for dividing the costs of detaining young offenders between the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and county governments.

05/13/2014

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Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate

The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.

04/23/2014

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Lawmakers Could Be Setting Up Framework For Medical Marijuana

As much as they dislike a ballot question that would let doctors write prescriptions for marijuana, Republican lawmakers are laying the groundwork to implement the proposal, should voters approve it in November.

03/24/2014

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Supreme Court Grapples With Life Sentences For Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case stemming from a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said juveniles convicted of murder cannot face mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

03/06/2014

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