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Scott Signs Bills On Carrying Guns, Bolstering Child Protection

By on May 26th, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday. Among those bills is a provision to allow gun owners to carry their weapons in the case of emergency evacuation as well as a bill to expand the child-protection law.

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Florida House Abruptly Adjourns Early Over Budget Impasse

By on April 28th, 2015 | Last updated: April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

The annual session of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature came to a halt Tuesday as the House adjourned three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion. Bills covering everything from tax cuts to gambling and medical marijuana died as a result.

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In The News: Paid Medical Leave, Yemen Airstrikes Continue, Pillowcased Cottonmouth Bites Man, AARP Rates Alachua, Florida House Approves Abortion Wait-time Bill

By on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid? – Democrats have reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, a national program that would require employers to cover two-thirds of people’s wages for up to 60 days a […]

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In The News: Man Tries Selling Iguanas, House Votes To Trim Testing, Teen Alcohol Abuse Drops, Development Begins At Orlando Airport, Record Inmate Deaths Prompt Investigation

By and on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 10:58 am

Key West man tries to sell three duct-taped iguanas hanging from his bike – Jeremy Dugas, 35, was arrested after police discovered the reptiles duct taped to his handle bars. He caught the iguanas at Key West Golf Club and […]

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Proposal could increase pay for state employees in North Central Florida

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The House has proposed a $1,400 pay raise for state employees. The Senate has proposed a 3 percent pay raise for state employees. Members of the House and Senate will have until early May to reach a final decision on the state’s new budget. If passed, the pay raise would take effect Nov. 1.

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