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

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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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

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

Lawmakers’ Focus On Child Protection Gains Momentum

A Florida House panel approved a potentially groundbreaking child-protection measure Tuesday, designed to upgrade the effectiveness, professionalism and transparency of a state agency under fire after a series of children’s deaths.

03/25/2014

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Senate Looks At Ranking Stadium Proposals

Major League Soccer, spring training baseball and the Miami Dolphins are all in play in a Senate measure that would rank stadium funding projects.

03/24/2014

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

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Controversy Swirls Around Program To Keep Drunks Off Road

The Florida program aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the road is ensnarled in legal challenges, a bidding war and criticism from vendors who say the state isn’t doing what it should to keep drunks from getting behind the wheel.

03/18/2014

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In-State Tuition Bill For Undocumented Students Moving Through Legislature

Even as more Republicans come out against a bill to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates, even if they are in the country illegally; the bill continues to make its way through the legislature.

CBS Miami–03/18/2014

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Legislature To Consider Bills Which Tweak State’s Gun Laws

When the state’s Legislature convenes on Tuesday there will be several gun legislation bills up for consideration. Florida’s gun-friendly laws drew national attention after several prominent shootings.

03/02/2014

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Fla. Senate Proposes New Casinos, Slot Machines

A new gambling proposal rolled out in the Republican-controlled Florida Senate on Monday could bring casinos to South Florida and expand the use of slot machines.

02/24/2014

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Taxes, Speed Limits & Beer Growlers Top Legislature’s Topics

Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.

02/22/2014

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