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Senator's Child with Down Syndrome Inspires Legislation

Updated: 04/06/2015 - State Senate President Andy Gardiner's experience rearing a son with Down syndrome has led to a package of legislation that could put Florida on the cutting edge in education, savings and employment opportunities for the intellectually disabled.

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Black Bear Hunting Proposal Up for Public Debate

Updated: 04/03/2015 - Black bears could once again be in hunters' sights in Florida. The Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering re-opening bear hunting this fall, just three years after bears came off the "threatened species" list.

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DEP Secretary Appoints Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation

Posted: 04/03/2015 - Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson has appointed Gary Clark as deputy secretary of land and recreation. In this role, Clark will supervise the Divisions of State Lands and Recreation and Parks.

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VA in Scandal: Lawmakers Slam VA Inspector General

Posted: 04/02/2015 - Politicians from both sides of the aisle are talking about the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General: the office responsible for overseeing our VA system. And, the conversation is exposing more underlying issues at the VA.

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Making Parents Pay for Children's Crimes

Posted: 04/02/2015 - Legislation requiring parents to be responsible for damages caused by their children cleared the House Judiciary Committee at the state Capitol today.

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Ga. Senate Clears Way for Continued Operation of Uber, Lyft

Posted: 04/01/2015 - Uber and other ride sharing companies may have passed their last legislative roadblock with the passage of a Georgia Senate bill mandating insurance minimums for drivers and the firms they drive for.

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Islamic State Group Cited as Need for Records Exemption Bill

Posted: 04/01/2015 - A Florida state representative is using the threat of the Islamic State group to advance a bill that could make it harder for people to find addresses and phone numbers of military service members, their spouses and children.

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DC Activists to Protest at Offices of Rubio, Cruz

Posted: 04/01/2015 - Activists seeking greater autonomy for the District of Columbia are planning to drop in on members of Congress they accuse of improper meddling in local affairs.

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Testimony Nearly Non-Existent at Abortion Hearing

Updated: 03/31/2015 - There were dozens of angry women in the State Capitol today who were denied a chance to speak against a controversial 24 hour waiting period for abortions. Only two speakers- one for and one against- got just seconds to make their case before the committee.

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The Medicaid Debate

Posted: 03/31/2015 - The Florida Senate looks like it’s poised to pass a plan that would expand Medicaid in the state which could help almost one million Floridians. Now some conservatives are feeling heat from their own supporters.

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