Tag Archives: Florida House of Representatives

In the News: Marijuana Hurdles, Rubio In South Korea, Latinos Plan Registration Drive, NSA Actions Illegal

By on January 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Florida House leaders add hurdle for parents seeking help from marijuana – In the debate to legalize a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that helps kids with seizures, legislators in the Florida House of Representatives are pushing for the motion to be [...]

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Florida Legislators Will Pay More For Health Insurance

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

House members and other top state officials have been paying as little as $8.43 per month for individual coverage and $30 for family coverage.

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Florida passes bill to exclude voter emails from public records

By on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday which would not allow voter email addresses to be included in state public records. Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda explained why she was the only person to vote against the bill.

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In the News: PK Yonge, Palmetto plants, abortion bill passsed, Texas fertilizer plant explosion

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 11:44 am

P.K Yonge team seeks money for world competition – P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is participating in the Odyssey of the Mind worldwide competition for the first time. The team has to raise $7,500 to cover the cost of the [...]

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Florida House of Representatives passes raise for state employees

By on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

The Florida House of Representatives passed House Bill 5001 Friday, giving state employees a $1,400 across-the-board pay raise. The raise has been split into two tiers: a $1,000 pay raise and $400 performance-based bonus.

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In the News: Defense of Marriage Act, teachers with guns, GOP chairman sentenced, teens indicted on murder

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Justices hear arguments on Defense of Marriage Act – A majority of justices seemed wary of law denying federal benefits to gay spouses during the hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act, a law which defines marriage as the union [...]

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New Florida House bill could reduce utility rates, repeal cost recovery programs

By and on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The Florida House Energy and Utilities Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the proposal of a bill that would repeal cost recovery programs.

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Gulf Breeze state representative dies

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

State Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze, died Tuesday after serving in the House since 2007.

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Medical marijuana bill introduced in Florida House, Senate

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Members of the Florida House and Senate introduced a new medical marijuana bill Wednesday. State Bill 1250, also called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize up to four ounces of marijuana for seriously ill people and their caregivers.

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State pension-plan bill sparks debate

By on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Tensions are rising between politicians and opponents of a newly proposed pension plan for state employees. A House subcommittee has approved a bill that will change the pension plan for state employees to a 401(k)-style plan, instead of the fixed amount of money currently being put into retirement funds.

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