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Voucher Program Expansion Measure Pulled

It does not look as if State legislators will expand a Florida program that helps low income children attend private schools this year.

03/20/2014

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Lawmakers Consider How To Implement Education Reforms

Education will be at the forefront of the new legislative session this month.

03/01/2014

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Lawmakers Have Money To Spend Or Give Back

Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.

02/27/2014

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Auto Fee Rollback Deal Moving Closer To Passage

The Florida House is at odds with the Senate over a plan to reduce fees for motorists in the Sunshine State. The Senate wants the rollbacks to happen all at once while the House is putting together a plan that would phase in the reductions.

CBS Miami–04/26/2013

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Clock Ticking In Legislature For Stadium Deal

It’s deep in the fourth quarter in the Florida Legislature and the supporters of the bills allowing Miami-Dade County voters to decide whether tourist tax dollars will go to upgrade Sun Life Stadium have gone to a hurry-up offense trying to get the bills passed.

CBS4–04/25/2013

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Fla. Senate Approves Right To Speak Bill

A unanimous vote in the Florida Senate Tuesday would give citizens the right to be heard, and not just seen, at local government and state agency meetings.

CBS Miami–03/19/2013

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New State Budget Forecasts Expected Soon

State economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.

CBS Miami–03/15/2013

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Will Charlie Crist Make A Comeback?

Will former Florida governor Charlie Crist come back to the political game?

03/10/2013

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Judge Flipped Off In Court Has History Of Short Temper

When Penelope Soto, 18, flipped off a Miami-Dade judge and cursed at him, she caught his wrath and was sent to jail for 30 days. But it turns out; 15 years ago another person felt the judge’s wrath on the floor of the Florida legislature.

CBS Miami–02/06/2013

TALLAHASSEE - Dolphins CEO Dee watches as Super Bowl Committee Chair pitches economic benefit of a modernized stadium to Legislators. (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Sun Life Renovation Plan Passes First Legislative Hurdle

So far, so good for the Miami Dolphins pitch to the state legislature for a renovation plan for Sun Life Stadium. The bill has passed its first committee hearing Tuesday by a unanimous vote.

CBS Miami–02/05/2013

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