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Fla. House Passes “Parent Trigger” Law

The Florida House has passed a bill that gives parents a vote in turnaround options for failing public schools.


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Supreme Court Denies Law License To Immigrant

A man brought into the country as a child on a visitor’s visa has been denied a license to practice law.


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Bill Aims To Keep Guns Away From Mentally Ill

A bill aimed at blocking the mentally ill from purchasing guns by closing a loophole in the law has cleared the Florida House Judiciary Committee.


People stand outside during the National Bar Association town hall meeting titled, 'Standing Our Ground for Justice' in Tampa, Fla. Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a member of a neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida, who has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Task Force Says ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is A Good Law

A state task force has determined that Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” statute is a good law and shouldn’t be overturned.


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)

Many Free Killers Benefit From ‘Stand Your Ground’

Analysis finds that people with records of crime and violence have benefited most from the controversial legislation.

CBS Tampa–07/29/2012

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Report: Florida Workers’ Comp Market ‘Competitive’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state’s annual report on workers’ compensation insurance says Florida’s market is “competitive,” and its availability is not a significant problem.

CBS Tampa–01/05/2012

Florida Teacher Could Be Fined Thousands for Registering Students to Vote

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A Florida teacher could face thousands of dollars in fines for registering students to vote. Recent changes in Florida election laws made aspects of a voter preregistration drive […]


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Judge blocks Fla.’s new welfare drug testing law

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving the benefits on Monday

CBS Tampa–10/24/2011


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