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Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.

After struggling since 2010 to resolve the issue, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill (HB 7035) that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murder and other serious crimes. 702 more words


Controversial Abortion Restriction Bill Moving Forward

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability. 505 more words


Senate Panel Approves "Common Sense" School Discipline Bill

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms. 117 more words