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House, Senate Still At Odds Over Budget Negotiations

House and Senate leaders continued to swap offers on the broad outlines of a budget Friday, but remained far apart on more than just the numbers, with divisions remaining on the conditions for negotiations and the mechanics of how to bridge the differences.

04/24/2015

Source: CBS4

Florida Could Soon Limit Access To Police Camera Videos

The State of Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers.

04/24/2015

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Florida Legislature Adds Protections For Pregnant Women

Florida is making it clear that anti-discrimination laws extend to mothers-to-be.

04/24/2015

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Florida Senate Votes To Ban Powdered Alcohol For 2 Years

Powdered alcohol would be banned in the Sunshine State for two years under a bill passed by the Senate.

04/23/2015

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‘Telehealth’ Bills Could Be In Trouble

Efforts to bolster the use of “telehealth” in Florida could be in jeopardy, as bills remain stuck in House and Senate committees.

04/22/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Gambling Bill Remains A Long Shot

Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.

04/21/2015

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Special Session Seems Imminent As Medicaid Fight Continues

Florida House leaders met behind closed doors Tuesday while Senate leaders held a special hearing in an attempt to agree on Medicaid and finalize a budget as the need for a special session seemed imminent.

04/21/2015

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

Source: CBS4

Senate Looks For Police Policies On Body Cameras

A Senate panel approved a bill Tuesday requiring law enforcement agencies to have policies on the proper use of body cameras for officers.

04/07/2015

(Source: AP)

House Seeks ‘More Eyes’ On Prison System

Saying that reform must happen, a Florida House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a plan aimed at increasing oversight of the state’s troubled prison system but stopped short of endorsing an independent commission included in the Senate’s corrections overhaul.

04/07/2015

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