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School Guns Bill Likely Dead

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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A Senate bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property was effectively killed by a committee Wednesday, meaning that two high-profile proposals blending firearms and education could fail during the legislative session. 333 more words


State Senate Shows "Solidarity" Against Cuba Diplomacy

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. 217 more words


Aaron Cohen Bill Sent To Gov. Scott For Signature

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Legislature has sent four bills to Gov Rick Scott, including a measure that would toughen penalties for drivers who leave the scenes of serious traffic accidents. 161 more words


Senate Puts Brakes On Red-Light Camera Repeal

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Red-light cameras won’t be turned off in Florida this year.

Without enough votes lined up, Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes put the brakes on a bill (SB 144) that focused on repealing the state’s red-light camera law. 587 more words


Senate Approves Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Senate, on Wednesday, unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act which will toughen penalties for hit-and-run drivers in serious accidents. 107 more words


Miami-Dade Commission To Vote Tuesday On "No-Kill" Plan

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a plan this Tuesday to reduce the county’s animal overpopulation.

Each year, more than half of the 37,000 animals that end up at the shelter die there because no one wants them. 269 more words


Senate Rejects "Parent Trigger" Bill For Second Year

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate. 580 more words