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Senate President Don Gaetz

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House Speaker: “Lights Are Out” On Gambling

House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.

04/09/2014

Two racing greyhounds  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing

outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.

04/08/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For Talks

The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.

04/03/2014

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Gov. Scott To Sign “Florida GI Bill”

With legislative leaders saying they want to make the state more military friendly, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday is expected to sign legislation known as the “Florida GI Bill.”

03/30/2014

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Beckham Surprises FMU Soccer Team

Florida Memorial University’s soccer team got quite the surprise when soccer star David Beckham visited during an afternoon scrimmage on Wednesday.

03/27/2014

Florida Money

FL House Passes In-State Tuition Bill

A lot of work was done in Tallahassee Thursday. Among the bills passed in the House was the one that would let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.

03/20/2014

Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85.  (Source: State of Florida)

‘Reubin The Good’ Memorialized

Family and friends remembered former Florida Gov. Reubin O’Donovan Askew as a loving, courageous, deeply devout public servant whose FBI code name “Integrity” captured the essence of the man memorialized at a packed church Wednesday.

03/19/2014

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

As Outrage Grows Over Child Deaths, Lawmakers Talk Money

Legislative leaders are responding to public outrage over a series of child deaths in Florida last year — and not just in the policy arena. They’re also talking about spending more money on the state’s troubled child-welfare system.

03/18/2014

Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85.  (Source: State of Florida)

Memorial Services This Week For Former Florida Gov. Reuben Askew

Former Florida Governor Reubin Askew, who died last Thursday at age 85, will be remembered in a series of services this week in Tallahassee and in his hometown of Pensacola.

03/16/2014

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

State Legislature Approves “Florida GI” Bill

Veterans in Florida will soon get a break on tuition. On Tuesday, the state’s Legislature passed the so-called “Florida GI” bill which Governor Rick Scott has said he’ll sign.

03/11/2014

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