Tag Archives: Florida House

Campus Gun Bills Advance In House And Senate

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 16, 2015………. A proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while hitting the books on college and university campuses notched it first two successes Wednesday. The legislation (SB 68 and HB 4001), […]

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In The News: Uber To Help Gainesville Seniors, Perry Seeks 2016 Presidential Nomination, Girl Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic, House To Discuss Health Care

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

City hopes to use Uber to give rides to seniors – The city of Gainesville plans to help seniors with transportation through Uber. The app-based service provides customers pick up and drop off services with the tap of an app. Gainesville Sun […]

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House, Senate Still Stuck in Health Debate

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.

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Florida House Bills Allowing Concealed Carry In Schools Pass Judiciary Committee

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Two bills proposing changes to existing state standings on concealed weapons and firearms in schools won favorable votes in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. HB 4005 and HB 19 will now be put to a vote on the House floor before moving on to the state Senate.

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In The News: Unemployment May Continue To Fall, Bill Passes Allowing Private Agencies To Refuse Adoptions, Negotiations Between Seminole Tribe And State Halted, Former DCF Investigator Arrested

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The Fed Just Said U.S. Unemployment Can Go Even Lower – The Federal Reserve has released new forecasts projecting the unemployment rate could fall between 5 percent to 5.2 percent. According to the projections, the Fed doesn’t expect inflation to reach […]

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In The News: State Seeks Death Penalty In Tampa Murder, FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Jonchuck Found Mentally Incompetent For Trial, Former House Speaker Sues State

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

State seeks death penalty for Granville Ritchie in slaying of Tampa 9-year-old – Prosecutors filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 9-year-old girl. Prosecutors will need to […]

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Concealed Carry Bill Raises Concerns About Campus Safety

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature would allow anyone with a concealed weapon license can carry his or her weapon legally on a public university campus.

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Florida House Bill Proposes More Authority for Nurse Practitioners

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

The bill suggests nurse practitioners be allowed to prescribe controlled substances, an action approved in 49 other states.

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In the News: Gainesville streetcar debate, SEC TV network, national unemployment down, Jell-O wrestling at Santa Fe

By on May 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:26 am

National streetcar debate hits Gainesville – The Gainesville City Commission is negotiating with a consultant to conduct a survey about the possibility of a streetcar system in Gainesville. The project’s projected construction cost is $128 million. The Gainesville Sun SEC […]

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In the News: ORMC trauma center, George Zimmerman trial, texting while driving ban, ‘parent trigger’ bill

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

With no appeal filed, ORMC trauma center still cleared to operate –  Ocala Regional’s trauma center is free to continue operation, after Shands at the University of Florida and Munroe Regional Medical Center decided not to appeal a judge’s ruling that […]

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