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Deal Signs Bill Restricting Some Abortion Coverage

Posted: 8:39 PM - 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: 5:01 PM - 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 Moves Abortion Measure

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Florida House has passed a measure prohibiting abortions after the viability of a fetus has been determined, with limited exceptions.

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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. Senate Passes Textbook Bill

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Florida's school districts will be required to review and select textbooks under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.

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Georgia Governor Backs Medical Marijuana Trials

Updated: 2:53 PM - 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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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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