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Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care Licensing

A bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.

03/09/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury Reporting

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.

03/03/2015

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Florida Legislator Wants To Repeal Cohabitation Law

A South Florida lawmaker want to make it officially legal for unmarried couples to live together.

02/20/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Greyhound Injury Bill On Fast Track

A bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds could lead the pack of issues when Florida senators start the annual legislative session March 3rd.

02/19/2015

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Report Shows Lost Chances To Help Slain 5-Year-Old

A report released Monday by the Florida Department of Children and Families shows that child-protective officials missed several opportunities to help Phoebe Jonchuck’s troubled family or to intervene in the last days of her life.

02/09/2015

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Reconstituted Child Abuse Death Panel Eyes New Law

The panel charged with reviewing reports of child deaths as part of Florida’s new child welfare law is undergoing changes of it’s own.

08/08/2014

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DCF Rolls Out Site Tracking Child Deaths As Sobel Calls For Investigation

As the Florida Department of Children and Families rolls out a new website to track child deaths and make them public, the sponsor of a new law aimed at reducing those deaths is calling for an independent investigation into whether the department has been open about some recent fatalities.

06/24/2014

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

Senate Approves Prohibition On Foreign Law In Court

Foreign laws would be prohibited in Florida courts, under a bill the Senate sent to the House on Monday.

04/28/2014

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Fla. Senate Passes Sweeping Child Welfare Bill

The Florida Senate passed a bill Friday seeking to reform the child welfare system by adding more than $47 million for services including adding nearly 200 more investigators.

04/25/2014

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Bill Takes On Unlicensed Health Clinics

There is one simple way for a Florida medical clinic to avoid being licensed and undergoing an annual inspection: Don’t accept insurance.

04/06/2014

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