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  • Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate

    Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate
    Epileptic children who suffer from debilitating seizures would be able to legally turn to a non-smokable, low-THC variety of medical marijuana for relief under a measure given final approval by state senators Monday. Named after a Colorado child, the...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
  • Bill that would overhaul Florida state pensions fizzles

    Bill that would overhaul Florida state pensions fizzles
    An unpopular effort to alter the state’s retirement system seemingly died in the Senate Wednesday. Senators momentarily advanced a House bill (HB 7181) that had merged controversial changes to the Florida Retirement System plan with a less-...
  • State senators revive, advance immigrant-tuition bill

    State senators revive, advance immigrant-tuition bill
    A senator’s controversial, presumed-dead quest to secure in-state college tuition for students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally rose from the ashes Wednesday. Under the measure, undocumented students would be eligible to compete...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature. Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
  • Immigrant tuition bill slated for a vote in Florida with GOP push

    As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers

    Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts. Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
  • Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts

    Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts
    TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature could be cracking down on politicians who opt to run for office without ever moving into the cities, counties or even school districts they represent. The Senate’s Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday passed...
  • Joe Negron on Senate presidency, not running for Congress and partisan sniping

    Joe Negron on Senate presidency, not running for Congress and partisan sniping
    Here are some quick takes from state Sen. Joe Negron, who was in Fort Lauderdale this week to speak to Broward Days, the organization that brings business and government together to advocate for the county in Tallahassee. Negron, a Stuart Republican,...