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Committee votes on bill repealing local use of red light cameras

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

The Florida House Economic Affairs Committee voted 10-8 to pass bill that would repeal a previous law allowing cities to use stoplight cameras.

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Targeting massage parlor hours and residence rules, new Legislature pushes for more human trafficking laws

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

Florida legislators are attempting to decrease human trafficking in the state, this time by tightening measures on massage establishments.

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‘Fine to kill terrorists,’ but Sen. Joe Negron says drones have no place in Florida

By on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

A proposed bill in the Florida senate would make it illegal for law enforcement and government agencies from using drones to gather evidence or monitor Florida residents.

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Florida residents present views on Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to house panel

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Florida Legislature meets to discuss The Affordable Healthcare Act, its affects on residents and the potential increase in the number of residents who are eligible for Medicaid benefits.

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Florida Highway Patrol defends actions taken during deadly I-75 tragedy

By on August 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol is defending itself against an investigative report criticizing how the agency handled the deadly Interstate-75 crash in late January. As FPR’s Sascha Cordner reports, the agency’s response released Friday places much of the blame on the [...]

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Many state employees may be considering other retirement plan options

By on April 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

The retirement plans of about 100-thousand Florida employees are about to change, after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that allows employers to reduce the amount they pay into a 401-K type retirement plan. But, as Sascha Cordner [...]

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