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Florida Lawmakers Delay Proposed School Split

Posted: 04/28/2014 - The Florida Senate on Sunday offered to back away from a proposal to split up the Florida A&M University and Florida State University.

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Senate Approves Bill On Ailing Nursing Schools

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Florida Senate has approved a measure requiring nursing education programs to be nationally accredited within five years of accepting students.

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Drug Possession Thresholds Increased

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Florida House passed a bill increasing the weight threshold for trafficking in oxycodone and hydrocodone in a move to ease what have been called overly harsh sentencing guidelines.

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Florida House Passes Legislation To Protect The Identity Of Students

Updated: 04/11/2014 - The Florida House of Representatives today passed CS/CS/SB 188, substituted for CS/CS/HB 195 sponsored by Representative Jake Raburn (R-Lithia), to prevent the collection of certain student-specific data and protect students from identity theft.

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Fla. Legislature Passes School Textbook Bill

Posted: 05/01/2014 - School districts would have to give parents a chance to object to textbooks used in schools under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

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Georgia Governor Backs Medical Marijuana Trials

Updated: 04/24/2014 - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state and Georgia Regents University will work to help children with seizure disorders get access to a form of medical marijuana.

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Could Florida's Pension System Be Changing?

Updated: 04/11/2014 - State pension strategist Ash Williams says the 87 percent funded current system is one of the nation's strongest because of three main reasons.

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Florida Democrats Join Minimum Wage Challenge

Posted: 04/08/2014 - As Republican lawmakers continue to stall any action on raising the minimum wage, Florida Democrats who have joined Senator Dwight Bullard’s challenge to live on the meager income for a week will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss their progress.

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Warning Shot Bill Passes Senate Floor

Posted: 04/03/2014 - The Florida Senate has approved the so-called `warning shot' bill, which now heads to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed into law.

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High Court Voids Overall Contribution limits

Posted: 04/02/2014 - The Supreme Court has struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

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Florida Young Workers Speak Out

Updated: 04/01/2014 - A coalition is addressing key legislative issues that members say directly impact the future of Florida's youth.

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Gov. Scott Signs Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Floridians

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Today, Governor Rick Scott was joined by members of Florida Legislature, as well as victims, advocates, parents and law enforcement officials to sign Senate Bills 522, 524, 526 and 528, 528 to protect vulnerable Floridians.

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Public Records Measures Move Forward

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A Florida House subcommittee has approved seven bills that add exceptions to the state's public records laws.

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Geography Influences Redistricting In Florida

Posted: 03/31/2014 - Even though Florida is a politically divided state, Republicans hold an advantage in the state's congressional delegation and the makeup of the Florida Legislature.

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Education, Immigrant Groups To Debate Tuition Bill

Posted: 03/31/2014 - College officials and immigrant advocates are pushing for state legislation that would let undocumented students in Florida pay in-state college tuition rates.

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