Tag Archives: Florida Senate

In The News: Kraft And Heinz Announce Merger; Big Orange Fest Will Host T-Pain, Comedian; Florida Senate Opposes U.S.-Cuba Relations; UF Study Shows Artificial Sweetener Fights Cancer

By on March 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 25, 2015 at 10:02 am

Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant – Heinz is planning to buy Kraft Foods to make the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company, the Kraft Heinz Company. Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees will be CEO of the combined […]

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Bill Creating Online Voting Registration Passes First Vote

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Senate Bill 228 passed its first round of voting on Tuesday 7 to 2. The bill will make online voting registration possible and enable current voters to update information. If passed, the bill states online services will be available Jan. 1, 2016.

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Florida Lawmakers Propose Changes To Drug Policies

By on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 1:02 pm

The coming Florida session in state politics will have several lawmakers take stances on drug policies. Proposals altering the state’s policy for tobacco, marijuana and alcohol will be under review.

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Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

By and on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.

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In the News: Pasco Autism Center Gets Reprieve, Florida Senate: 75 MPH Interstate Speed Limit, Florida Woman Injured in Road Rage Incident, Broward Sheriff’s Officers Charged in Ponzi Case, Connecticut Student Killed Apparently Over Prom

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Road rage incident leaves woman injured – The woman was dragged along the road near downtown St. Petersburg after confronting a driver who had been tailgating her. Tampa Bay Times Florida Senate approves raising speed limit to 75 mph on […]

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In the News: Florida Unemployment Increases Slightly, Flood Warnings Continue, Florida Governors Work to Pass Tuition Bill, Arrests Sought in Korean Tragedy

By and on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

29 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy – With 29 people confirmed dead and more than 250 still missing, South Korean officials are seeking arrest warrants for the captain of a ferry that sunk off the southern […]

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Proposed Legislation To Focus On Florida Foster Children

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Helping foster children gain access to driver’s licenses and motor vehicle insurance is the focus of two bills currently in the Florida House and Senate.

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Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.

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Alachua County Commissioner Proposes E-cigarette Regulations

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson is drafting an ordinance to place regulations on e-cigarettes, a nicotine-vapor-based alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The regulations would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

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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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