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Abortion Waiting Period Gets Senate OK

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A divided Senate committee Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before they could receive abortions. 197 more words


State of the State: Fluff, Awkwardness, and Mark Pafford's Rhetorical Questions

Rick Scott tried to prepare us for the rambling speech by opening with a joke about his speaking skills. Unfortunately, it did not help or make it any less painful. 832 more words

Florida Legislature

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