Tag Archives: Florida Senate

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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Florida Senate passes bill banning texting while driving

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would ban texting while driving if passed by the Florida House of Representatives by May 3.

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In the News: Senate passes texting ban, substance abuse treatment reform, teachers sue district, Boston Marathon hero

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Florida Senate unanimously approves texting while driving ban – The Florida Senate unanimously passed SB 52 Tuesday. The bill makes texting while driving a secondary violation, meaning a driver would have have to commit an additional offense to be pulled […]

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In depth: Guards in schools and the costs to tax payers

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Florida Senate bill 514 in legislature would allow counties to create independent districts that impose taxes to pay for school safety and mental health services.

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