By WUFT News 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.
By Jonathan Muñoz on May 6th, 2015 | Last updated: May 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm
The Florida Legislature has proposed spending money earmarked for conservation in other places. The legislature recommended spending between $8 to $10 million of the $750 million conservation funds on land buys.
Mitt Romney headlining fundraiser for Lenny Curry – This weekend, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be delivering the spring commencement for Jacksonville University and helping mayoral candidate Lenny Curry raise campaign money for the May 19 general election. […]
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By Ayana Stewart on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm
New restrictions on abortion could pass in Florida Legislature – The Florida Legislature is considering measures to restrict abortions, including a bill that would require a woman receive counseling before coming back later for the procedure. AP Church van crashes […]
By Rochelle Alleyne on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm
A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.
By Wade Millward on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm
After successfully suing a Florida university over a ban on guns in vehicles, a gun rights group has turned to the University of Florida and its ban on guns in dorms.
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By Monica Kelly on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm
With about half of Florida legislators supporting the controversial “stand your ground” law as it is written, the possibility of a repeal in the 2014 session seems slim. WUFT News conducted statewide research to determine which way the legislature might act in the spring.
By Tatila Brock on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Senate eliminates insurance tax credits, helps lower registration fees – The Florida Legislature passed a bill on an unanimous vote that eliminates a tax break for salary-paid insurance employees Wednesday. The bill will help Florida residents save an average of […]
By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
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