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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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Fla. House Passes Bill Against Islamic, Foreign Laws

A bill that would ban Shariah, or Islamic law, and other foreign laws from state courts has passed the Florida House. But an identical bill in the Senate barely survived its last committee on a 5-4 vote.

04/18/2013

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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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Fla. Lawmakers Seek To Outlaw Bongs

A House panel now is scheduled to discuss a proposed law that prohibits the sale of glass and other pipes known to be used for marijuana smoking and best known as “bongs.”

03/27/2013

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Debate Heats Up On Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Bill

With a vote looming in the Florida House, rival groups are ratcheting up their arguments for and against a bill that would give parents a stronger voice in charting turnaround plans for failing public schools.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2013

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Black Senators Say Auburn Board Needs Diversity

The Alabama Senate has confirmed two new trustees for the Auburn University Board of Trustees. Both of the new trustees, Wayne Smith of Franklin, Tenn., and Michael DeMaiorbus of Huntsville, are white. That’s a point that concerns members of the black caucus in the Senate.

02/18/2013

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Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones

A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens.

01/15/2013

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‘Obamacare’ Foes Vent Anger To Florida Senate Committee

Dozens of Tea Party activists and conservative religious leaders flooded a state Senate meeting on the Affordable Care Act on Monday, calling the law a gross overreach by the federal government and begging lawmakers not to implement it.

12/03/2012

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Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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