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  • An unbalance of power

    The Cook County state’s attorney is assuming legislative authority in her prosecutorial discretion. There is no dispute in her utilizing that discretion, but it is the responsibility of the legislature to make laws and the courts to enforce those...
  • House passes programs for intellectually disabled children

    House passes programs for intellectually disabled children
    Two bills headed for Gov. Rick Scott's desk are intended to help move the state to the cutting edge in providing educational and financial opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities. The Florida House gave final passage Friday to a bill...
  • Florida could soon limit access to police camera videos

    Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers. The Florida Legislature on Friday sent to Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would keep confidential police videos that are shot in a house,...
  • Hogan promises to sign bill doubling max payouts in brutality cases

    Hogan promises to sign bill doubling max payouts in brutality cases
    Gov. Larry Hogan plans to sign legislation that would double how much people injured by police can collect in civil lawsuits. The announcement Friday afternoon follows the governor's promise Thursday to sign three other bills to encourage police...
  • Abortion waiting period passes legislature

    Abortion waiting period passes legislature
    Women will have to wait 24 hours to get an abortion after the Florida Senate on Friday followed their House colleagues and passed the restriction. The bill will almost certainly become law now that it is headed to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed. It passed...
  • Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House

    Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage...
  • Growlers, beer regulations bill heads to Gov. Scott

    Growlers, beer regulations bill heads to Gov. Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Beer lovers, raise a glass. Legislation to allow 64-ounce containers known as “growlers” and relaxing regulations for craft beer brewers is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The House voted unanimously for SB 186 on...
  • Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing

    Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing
    With just one week left in the legislative session, these bills appear to be dead: Guns in schools and on college campuses, allowing adoption agencies the right to turn away gay couples, limiting which bathrooms transgenders can use. The Florida Senate...
  • Lawmakers pass bill to aid craft brewers, end growler war

    Florida's "growler war" over craft beer may be ending under legislation passed by the state House Friday and ready to go to Gov. Rick Scott. Senate Bill 186, already passed in the Senate, lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate...
  • Iran bill supporters seek to avoid contentious amendments

    WASHINGTON Supporters of the Senate's Iran legislation know they have to do a delicate dance on the floor. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promising an open-amendment process for the bill negotiated by Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker,...
  • Lawmakers crack down on sober homes

    Lawmakers crack down on sober homes
    Sober homes, a sort of halfway house for people fresh out of rehab, will need to comply with new regulations under a bill passed by both houses of the state legislature. The homes have become a nuisance, especially in certain areas of Delray Beach and...