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Gun rights group sues the University of Florida over gun rules

By 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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Interactive: How Do Legislators Feel About Changes To Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law?

By 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.

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Here Are North Florida’s Early Campaign Finance Leaders In The 2014 Legislature Race

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm

With the 2014 general elections approaching, the public is able to access the leading contributions and expenditures North Florida candidates have amassed so far.

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In the News: insurance tax credits, UF online degrees, Gainesville breast cancer project, explosions in Mobile, Ala.

By 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 […]

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Gov. Scott signs foster care bill to give children normalcy

By 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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Senate Judiciary Committee approves Florida bill that bans texting while driving

By on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Florida is one of five states without texting restrictions for drivers. The Senate’s current bill makes the use of wireless communication devices behind the weheel a secondary offense, with emergency and GPS navigation use exceptions.

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In the News: attempted murder charge, Internet cafe ban, Bright Futures changes, Taliban attack

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Florida to ban Internet cafes – Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott plan to ban Internet cafes and senior arcades that use gift cards as prizes. The ban is a response to an investigation into the Allied Veterans of the […]

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Alachua County recognized for highest 2011 recycling rate in the state

By on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Alachua County had the highest recycling rate in the state in 2011 for the second straight year, a recent report says.

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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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Judge rules on Scott’s prison health care privatization plan, sends to Legislature

By and on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

John Cooper, a Tallahassee circuit court judge, ruled Tuesday that a plan for prison privatization must be approved by a full Legislature, rather than just a panel. Gov. Rick Scott plans to appeal the decision.

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