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  • Lawmakers tout mental health care proposals, but will funding follow?

    Lawmakers tout mental health care proposals, but will funding follow?
    TALLAHASSEE - A group of legislators is gearing up for an effort to pass bills aimed at improving Florida’s mental health care system.
  • Lawmakers mull changes to class-size fine calculations

    Lawmakers mull changes to class-size fine calculations
    Lake County school officials scrambled in January after learning the district could face a $1.2 million fine for violating the state's class-size requirements. Superintendent Susan Moxley tempered the ensuing storm of criticism by explaining that the...

    Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday

    Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday
    TALLAHASSEE - After passing a glut of sales tax holidays last year, lawmakers are preparing for another this year, this one targeting small businesses. Bills from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami, and Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, would eliminate the sales...

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...

    Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval

    Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval
    In a landmark move for undocumented students, state senators agreed to make discounted in-state college tuition rates available to them. “I really believe in what we’re doing here,” the bills sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater,...