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  • Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide

    Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight. Florida already requires public...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Sick-leave fight cranks up again

    Sick-leave fight cranks up again
    TALLAHASSEE -- The year-long fight over imposing earned-sick leave requirements on businesses in Orange County is cranking back up. The Florida Legislature passed a sick-leave bill last spring which blocks local governments from enacting sick-leave...
  • Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs

    Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott the Orlando expressway merger bill

    Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott the Orlando expressway merger bill
    TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature sent Gov. Rick Scott a plan Thursday to create a new Central Florida Expressway Authority which would oversee billions of dollars in regional road-projects. The Senate voted 36-0 to go along with a House compromise to...
  • House OKs reform deal on Central Florida expressway authority

    House OKs reform deal on Central Florida expressway authority
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House agreed to go along with plans to merge Orlando’s scandal-plagued roadway authority in exchange for exempting Osceola County from much of the immediate cost-sharing. The House amended a Senate bill, SB 230,...
  • State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

    State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup
    Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades. But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
  • As healthcare law rolls out, its effects will depend on your state

    WASHINGTON — Colorado residents shopping for health insurance next year will be able to compare health plans using a star system that ranks insurance companies on quality. In Oregon and Maryland, consumers will save as much as 30% on some plans...
  • Lawmakers to consider changes to 'Stand Your Ground'

    TALLAHASSEE — For a month this summer, protesters enraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned the normally sleepy Florida Capitol into center stage of a contemporary social-justice showdown. They slept outside Gov. Rick Scott's office....
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...