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Airport Gun Bill Launched In Florida Senate

The FSU Veterans Center is pushing for a bill to allow student veterans to pay in-state tuition. The attention their cause has received nationwide has given them hope they may succeed this year.

The Florida state legislature is considering a measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to continue carrying sidearms in the areas of airports that are before passengers go through the security-screening process. It is unknown how far the measure will fly this legislative session, as it has two additional committee appearances scheduled in the Senate, and the House version has not been heard in committees.

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Florida Citrus Industry Not So Fruitful, Plagued By Disease

Melrose citrus farmer Marty Werts has been lucky. Unlike many others, his grapefruits have escaped the devastation of citrus greening.

Although Marty Werts' Melrose farm has remained untouched by disease, the Florida citrus industry has faced devastating effects in the last decade due to citrus greening, citrus canker and declining sales. Even with $9.5 million allocated for citrus greening research by the Florida State Legislature between 2013 and 2014, all citrus trees are still dying faster than they are being replanted.

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Campus Gun Bills Advance In House And Senate

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 16, 2015………. A proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while hitting the books on college and university campuses notched it first two successes Wednesday. The legislation (SB 68 and HB 4001), which won support from criminal-justice committees in the House and …

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