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Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Proposal Passes

Posted: 03/14/2014 - This week the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee passed Senate Bill 792, which calls for a 3-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday for Florida’s families.

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Gov. Scott Starts Running Re-Election TV Ads

Posted: 03/11/2014 - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching a $2.2 million television ad buy for his re-election that aims to reintroduce the Republican incumbent to the state's voters.

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About 125,000 Vote In Florida Special Election

Posted: 03/10/2014 - About 125,000 people have already voted in Pinellas County's special election to fill the late Congressman Bill Young's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize — but the conflict in Ukraine is also likely to be on the Nobel committee's agenda.

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Florida House Proposes Bill To Expand Educational Opportunities

Updated: 03/06/2014 - The Florida House of Representatives Finance and Tax Subcommittee today passed Proposed Committee Bill FTSC 14-02 to expand the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program to provide additional educational opportunities to Florida’s low-income families.

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ALF Reform, Florida GI Bill Pass Final Senate Committee

Posted: 03/06/2014 - Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), passed Senate Bill 860, known as the Florida GI Bill, and CS/SB 248, regarding Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). Both pieces of legislation will now head to the Senate Floor.

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No Florida Alimony Reform Bill In 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 - Family Law Reform (FLR), the grassroots organization responsible for the Florida Alimony Reform bill, just learned there will be no legislation filed during the 2014 session.

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Bill Limits Legal Exposure For Nursing Homes

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Developers and silent partners would be precluded from nursing home litigation under a bill that moved through its first Florida House committee.

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