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Proposed legislation would allow public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating during an emergency. (Getty Images)

Florida House To Vote On Carry And Conceal Bill

Bill would allow public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating during an emergency.

04/09/2014

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Fla. House Keeps Pushing Major Voucher Expansion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans in the Florida House are pushing ahead with a major expansion of a state-backed program that helps low-income children attend private schools. Just last week it appeared that private school […]

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. House To Vote On “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

Florida’s Republican-controlled House is expected on Thursday to keep intact the state’s contentious “stand your ground” law that has sparked protests in the wake of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

CBS Tampa–11/06/2013

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Fla. Gambling Rules Could Get Changed This Fall

Florida is planning a possible overhaul of some of the rules that are used to regulate gambling facilities across the state.

09/07/2013

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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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Fla. Senate Passes Bill Limiting Law Enforcement’s Use Of Drones

The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill limiting Florida law enforcement’s use of the remotely controlled aircraft known as drones — not that anybody’s using them yet.

04/10/2013

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Senate Set To Vote On Changing Florida Alimony Law

The Florida Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would put an end to permanent alimony in Florida.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2013

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Ethics Panel Sends Norman Case To Fla. Senate

The state Ethics Commission is sending Sen. Jim Norman’s financial disclosure case to the Florida Senate.

03/31/2012

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LeMieux: Mack Is ‘Charlie Sheen’ Of Fla. Politics

The Republican Senate primary race got personal Wednesday as former Sen. George LeMieux called Rep. Connie Mack IV “the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics” because of past run-ins with the law, and Mack’s campaign responded that LeMieux is “an extraordinary political hack” who used his relationship with former Gov. Charlie Crist to become rich and powerful.

02/23/2012

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Florida Senate Passes Nearly $71-million Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate on Wednesday charged ahead with a nearly $71 billion budget, despite complaints from university students, hospital lobbyists and even some Republicans in the House about some of the decisions contained in the spending plan.

CBS Tampa–02/15/2012

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