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Tallahassee, FL - The Legislature on Monday approved a far-reaching bill that would affect how health care is delivered. The bill (HB 843), which was passed unanimously by the House and … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Senate on Friday passed legislation outlawing so-called sanctuary city policies in Florida, reversing course on a politically charged issue that it has blocked for the … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Senate on Thursday prepared a controversial sanctuary-city measure for passage after making changes that included giving the governor authority to remove any official who … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida senators on Thursday passed legislation that would allow more students to use taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private-school tuition, a major step toward … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida lawmakers are inching closer to reaching agreement on how more than $10 billion in state money should be spent on health and human services. House and Senate … more
Tallahassee, FL - House and Senate budget writers agreed Wednesday to set aside $12.4 billion for the Florida Education Finance Program, the primary mechanism for funding the operations of school … more
Tallahassee, FL - In one of the most-divisive issues of the 2019 legislative session, the House on Wednesday approved a plan for carrying out a constitutional amendment designed to restore the … more
Tallahassee, FL - After a fierce lobbying battle that included arguments about insurance rates and “bad actors,” the Florida Senate on Wednesday approved an overhaul of the insurance … more
Tallahassee, FL - After a long and fiery debate about how the state should deal with illegal immigration, the Florida House on Wednesday passed legislation that seeks to crack down on local … more
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - In a first round of health-care budget negotiations, the Senate on Wednesday agreed to pare funding for local projects in an attempt to bridge … more
Tallahassee, FL - Law-enforcement officers could pull over motorists they see texting and driving, under a measure approved Tuesday by the House despite concerns the change could increase … more
Tallahassee, FL - After getting unanimous approval Tuesday in the Senate, a proposal that would provide increased benefits to firefighters diagnosed with cancer is ready for final approval in the … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Senate as early as Wednesday could give final approval to a plan that would overhaul the controversial insurance practice known as assignment of benefits. Senators on … more
Tallahassee, FL - In search of a solution that will prevent another school massacre, a sharply divided Florida Senate on Tuesday passed a wide-ranging school safety bill that includes a … more
Tallahassee, FL - Backers of a November constitutional amendment designed to expand crime-victims’ rights said Monday they have requested records from prosecutors across the state about how the … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Senate is slated Wednesday to take up a wide-ranging education bill that includes creating a new voucher program and revamping the controversial Best and Brightest … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from February to March, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The 3.5 … more
Tallahassee, FL - A proposal that could spur more underground power lines in Florida continued moving forward Thursday (April 18th), with the issue now ready to go to the full House and … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida residency would not be a requirement to collect petition signatures for proposed constitutional amendments, but House members moved forward Thursday with a measure that … more
Tallahassee, FL - State health officials are preparing to revamp the application process for medical-marijuana businesses, with the hope of issuing up to seven new licenses before the end of the … more
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