Tag Archives: House of Representatives

In The News: Legislators Propose Child Welfare Improvements, Scott to Sign GI Bill, Child Found with Heroin, Two New York Buildings Collapse

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Legislators propose improvements to child welfare system – The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee passed a package of proposals on Tuesday, in order to improve regulations over Florida’s child welfare system. The proposals include a requirement for the [...]

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Gainesville Faith Organizations Pressure for National Immigration Reform

By on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:16 am

Gainesville’s Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice is advocating the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and is pressuring U.S. Rep Ted Yoho to do the same.

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Florida House bill introduced that would prohibit cyberbullying

By on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm

A bill prohibiting cyberbullying will be introduced to the house Wednesday. Co-sponsor of the bill Rep. Mike Fasano said the bill would leave punishment for cyberbullying up to each school board instead of law enforcement.

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Death penalty in the state of Florida will remain

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Florida lawmakers rejected a bill Thursday that would have eliminated the state’s death penalty. The House of Representatives Criminal Justice committee voted 9 to 4 on the bill.

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Explaining the fiscal cliff; a Q and A with Director of University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty

By on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

A White House report said President Obama is committed to working with Congress to reduce the deficit, but what should Floridians expect with the so-called fiscal cliff. Director of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty explains the effects of the phenomenon dominating headlines.

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In the News: marijuana initiative, Senate majority, concession speech, Florida results, Obama win

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

Colorado, Washington legalize recreational marijuana use – Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday for marijuana use. The initiative has been named the biggest victory for the marijuana legalization movement. CNN Dems keep Senate, leaders urge working toward [...]

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In the News: Florida ethics panel, Colorado confession, presidential candidates in Florida, P&G board member sentence, Romney closing Friday

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Florida ethics panel confirms Rivera accusations – Wednesday the Florida Ethics Commission found probably cause that Rep. David Rivera, a candidate in a re-election race, committed 11 ethics law violations while he was in position as a state legislator. CBS [...]

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Election wrap up

By on August 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

One race from the Tuesday ballot may take a few days to resolve.  Longtime Congressman Cliff Stearns is going to have to depend on provisional and overseas ballots if he wants to continue his career in congress. Running in the [...]

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