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Fee Issue Fuels Public-Records Fight

A bill was approved by the House panel that gives judges discretion in deciding whether to award attorney fees in public-records lawsuits. The bill was created to stop people who flood governments with public records requests just so they can file lawsuits, but may decrease the state's level of government transparency.

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2016 Ballot Prospects Dim For Solar Inititative

The light is fading for one of two solar-energy initiatives trying to get on Florida's 2016 ballot. The "Floridians for Solar Choice" coalition, remains about 400,000 petitions short of qualifying for the 2016 ballot and is in the midst of a contract dispute with a petition-gathering firm.

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Supreme Court Signs Off On Medical Marijuana Proposal

A proposed constitutional amendment led by the group People United For Medical Marijuana, was unanimously approved to be placed on the Nov. 16 by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. Supreme Court justices said the proposal met legal tests that includes a clearly worded title and summary.

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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to use medical marijuana. Numerous other surveys in Florida and across the country consistently show that a majority of voters endorse medical marijuana for sick and dying patients. Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.

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Campus Gun Bills Advance In House And Senate

TALLAHASSEE — 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 Senate, is widely opposed …

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