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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.
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.
Alachua County had the highest recycling rate in the state in 2011 for the second straight year, a recent report says.
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.
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.
Unopposed Florida Senate District 18 candidate, Wilton Simpson, said agriculture will be a top priority during his two-year term. Simpson is the president of Pasco County Farm Bureau’s board of directors and has been a member of the Florida Farm Bureau since the late 1970s.
Child health advocates are questioning the Florida Legislature’s decision earlier this year to get rid of funding that could potentially reduce the number of children being abused.