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Fla. Gov. Vetoes Bill To Raise Speed Limits

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott is following through on his pledge to veto a bill that could raise speed limits to 75 miles per hour.

CBS Tampa–06/02/2014

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Florida House Passes Ban On Minors Getting Married

The Florida House has passed a bill that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to get married.

CBS Tampa–04/23/2014

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Florida Senate Passes Textbook Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s school districts will be required to review and select textbooks under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The Senate on Friday voted 21-19 for the bill which was pushed […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

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BREAKING: Bucs Trade Mike Williams

According to James Walker of ESPN, the Buccaneers have traded WR Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a 6th round pick in this year’s draft. Here is the official statement from the Bucs: “The […]

98.7 The Fan–04/04/2014

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Warning Shot Bill Passes Senate Floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has approved the so-called ‘warning shot’ bill, which now heads to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed into law. The bill passed 32-7 on Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. […]

CBS Tampa–04/03/2014

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Florida House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Bill

The Florida House has passed a bill that re-works mandatory life sentences for juveniles, bringing state law closer to the United States Supreme Court ruling banning such sentences.

04/01/2014

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In-state Tuition Bill Survives Close Senate Vote

More Republicans are coming out against a bill to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.

CBS Tampa–03/18/2014

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Woman Tricked By Ex-Boyfriend Into Miscarriage Pleads For New Law

A woman whose ex-boyfriend tricked her into taking pills that caused her miscarriage tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to approve a bill that would create new penalties for people who harm a fetus.

CBS Tampa–02/18/2014

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Waldman Bill Would Add $1 Surcharge To Cigarettes

A Florida lawmaker is proposing the state add a $1 surcharge on each pack of cigarettes sold.

01/18/2014

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Two Senators Want To Raise Speed Limit To 75 MPH On Certain Highways

Two Florida state senators want to let motorists drive faster on the state’s highways.

11/13/2013

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