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House Democrats Pick At Budget

The House is poised to approve a $75.3 billion budget proposal after several hours of at-times testy but mostly tame debate Wednesday about the spending plan for the year that begins July 1.

04/02/2014

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Child Welfare Bill Draws Calls For ‘Moral Outrage’ & More Funding

A Florida Senate panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping child-welfare reform bill amid calls from foster parents to help more children and pleas from providers to fund the changes properly.

04/02/2014

(Source: CBS)

House Approves Bill To Allow Guns In Schools

In an effort to improve safety in schools, a House committee has approved a bill which would allow trained officials to carry firearms in schools.

04/02/2014

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House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Revamp

After struggling in the past to resolve the issue, the Florida House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murders and other serious felonies.

04/01/2014

(Source: CBS)

Emergency Guns Measure Clears Committee On Third Shot

A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.

04/01/2014

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Filmmakers Want New Incentives To Attrract FL Production

The film and television industry in Florida is looking to Tallahassee lawmakers for new funding for an incentive program designed to attract production to the state.

03/29/2014

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Court: Prison Guard Can Use ‘Stand Your Ground’

An appeals court Friday ruled that a correctional officer can use the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law in a case stemming from an altercation with an inmate.

03/28/2014

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Senate Budget Takes Aim At State Colleges

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $74.9 billion budget Thursday that would increase spending on public education, bankroll water projects in the Everglades system — and send a shot across the bow of the Florida College System.

03/27/2014

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Lawmakers Search For Compromise On Sex-Trafficking Bill

A Florida House panel spent months on a sweeping measure that would ensure services for sex-trafficking victims, but the bill is stalled in the Senate over one issue — a proposal to detain some victims for months to keep them from returning to their pimps.

03/27/2014

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Latvala: Getting Immigrant Tuition Bill To Floor Biggest Challenge

The sponsor of a measure that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay cheaper tuition rates insists he has the votes to pass the bill in the Senate.

03/26/2014

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