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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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