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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

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  • Despite few bills, South Florida lawmakers had an active session

    Despite few bills, South Florida lawmakers had an active session
    The Florida Legislature couldn't pass a budget and sent a little more than 200 bills to the governor, the smallest number in almost two decades.
  • Where education bills stand in the legislature

    Where education bills stand in the legislature
    Parents and students could soon see fewer tests and more school choices. Education issues have dominated the Legislature this year. So far, lawmakers have, killed two pro-gun bills, charted a new course for charter schools, failed to reach a uniform...

    Senate to Obama: We don't like new Cuba policy

    Senate to Obama: We don't like new Cuba policy
    TALLAHASSEE --  After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama's decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. Senators approved in a voice vote what is known as a "memorial" (SM 866),...

    State mistakes lead to tragedies, but relief often elusive

    State mistakes lead to tragedies, but relief often elusive
    Janet Pandrea died on April 2, 2002, from complications due to the chemotherapy she received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But the 65-year-old woman did not have cancer. A jury found Coral Springs Medical Center liable for the mistake that ultimately...

    Judge: Lawmakers, staff don’t have to answer questions about voting-rights bill

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Friday ruled that four senators and two staff members do not have to testify as part of lawsuit challenging a new Florida election law that opponents say makes it...