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Bill Seeks To Stop ‘Cockroaches’ From Preying On Seniors

A Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at protecting Florida seniors from predatory “professional guardians,” described by one lawmaker as “cockroaches.”



In-State Tuition Bill Moves Closer To Final Vote

Allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates cleared what was expected to be a major hurdle in the Senate, with the Judiciary Committee giving overwhelming approval Tuesday to the election-year proposal that has divided Republicans.


A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Government To Track Down Thieves In Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down those responsible for stealing information from millions of Target customers.


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Cyberbullying Bill Headed To Fla. Senate

Cyberbullying is serious business to Florida lawmakers and a bill meant to crack down on cyberbullying has cleared committee review and is headed to the Florida Senate.

CBS Miami–04/23/2013

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Cyberbullying Ban Passes Another Senate Cmte.

The Florida Senate is one step closer to passing a bill that would for the first time include cyberbullying under the state’s anti-bullying law.

CBS Miami–04/16/2013

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Senate Bill Seeks To Limit Leave For Employees

A Senate bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that would prevent local governments and voters from setting policies on items like earned sick leave.

CBS Miami–04/09/2013


Senate OKs Bill That Would Outlaw Warrantless Email Searches

A U.S. Senate panel this morning approved a landmark privacy bill that would curb law enforcement’s warrantless access to the contents of e-mail, private Facebook posts, and other data that Americans store in the cloud.


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Senate Committee Shoots Down Immigrant Tuition Bill

The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted down a bill which would have allowed certain illegal immigrants to pay the in-state tuition rate at Florida’s public colleges and universities.


(Source: CBS)

Illegal Web Streaming May Become A Felony

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill to the floor that would make illegally streaming copyrighted content a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.