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Florida On Path To Require Anyone Under 18 To Obtain Parent’s Permission For Abortions

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week. If the House approves it as expected in coming weeks – the governor already said he will sign it into law – Florida would become the 27th state to impose parental consent legislation for abortions.

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Florida Wrestles With Prison Conditions, Including Emotional Trauma On Guards

Difficult experiences as a Florida correctional officer are driving serious problems in the state’s prisons: Florida can’t hire enough guards, can’t keep employed the guards it hires, copes with frequent cases of guards accused of abusing inmates and struggles to accommodate the emotional trauma that guards sometimes say they suffer behind bars.

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Weekly Roundup: And They’re Off!

State lawmakers this week kicked off the 2020 legislative session with an action-packed schedule that featured speeches from Republican leaders, early tension over high-profile issues and a key Florida Supreme Court ruling.

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