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"Hidden Gem" Bill Creates Socially Responsible Corporations In Florida

Updated: 04/29/2014 - With the passage of SB654/HB685 today, the Legislature has created two new corporate structures in Florida for the first time in 20 years, making Florida a competitive state for social entrepreneurs with the creation of Benefit Corporations and Social Purpose Corporations.

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Education Is A Rising Issue For 2016 GOP Class

Posted: 04/28/2014 - The federal government's role in education is splitting potential presidential hopefuls in the Republican Party, with two prospective candidates personifying the divide.

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Deal Signs Bill Restricting Some Abortion Coverage

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law restricting abortion coverage in plans for state employees and those sold on the insurance exchange as part of the federal health care law.

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Gov. Deal Signs "Medical Amnesty" Bill

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that would grant amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical help in the event of a drug overdose.

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Florida House to Vote on Insurance for Gun Owners

Posted: 04/21/2014 - The Florida House is scheduled to vote on a bill Monday that would make it illegal for insurance companies to deny policies or charge higher rates solely based on gun ownership.

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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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