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Scott Signs Bill To Pay For Everglades Restoration

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill into law that will keep in place a tax on farmers in the northern Everglades to pay for the long-term restoration of the River of Grass.

05/28/2013

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‘Parent Trigger’ Bill Fails In Florida Senate Again

For the second straight year, the Florida Senate on Tuesday defeated a bill promoted as giving parents a voice in charting a turnaround plan for failing public schools.

04/30/2013

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Bill Will Prevent Rapists Having Custody Of Kids

Florida lawmakers have passed a bill prohibiting a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape results in a child.

04/30/2013

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Bill To Turn Down Loud Car Stereos Fails

A bill seeking to lower the boom on loud music blaring from car stereos didn’t strike a chord with the Florida Senate.

04/26/2013

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Senate Passes Bill That Could Expand Early Voting

Early voting days and sites could be expanded under a bill passed by the Senate.

04/24/2013

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Cyberbullying Bill Headed To Florida Senate

A bill meant to crack down on cyberbullying has cleared committee review and is headed to the Florida Senate.

04/22/2013

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Bill Eliminates “Mental Retardation” In State Law

A Florida House panel has unanimously cleared a bill that would remove the term “mental retardation” from state laws and replace it with “intellectual disability.”

04/09/2013

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Bill Seeks To Turn Down Loud Car Stereos

A bill seeking to make Floridians turn down loud music booming from their vehicles has won approval from a state Senate committee.

04/08/2013

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Activists Urge Expanded Health Coverage In Florida

Women’s-rights activists rallying in Tallahassee are calling on lawmakers to expand health insurance coverage to more Floridians.

04/08/2013

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Fla. Senate OKs Bill To End Permanent Alimony

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would put an end to permanent alimony in the Sunshine State.

04/04/2013

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