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Home Stretch for Florida Legislature committee meeting

Home Stretch for Florida Legislature committee meeting

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida Before lawmakers returned to their districts for the last week before the 2014 legislative session begins, they capped off a week of discussions about living arrangements and homecomings. A rule outlining how to figure out where a legislator [...]

FSU alum finds country’s oldest fort

FSU alum finds country’s oldest fort

In an announcement likely to rewrite the book on early colonization of the New World, two researchers this past week said they have discovered the oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America. Speaking at an international conference on France at Florida State University, the pair [...]

League of Women Voters responds to proposed private school scholarship expansion

League of Women Voters responds to proposed private school scholarship expansion

On Thursday, a massive expansion of Florida's voucher system was filed in the state legislature, a plan that could defund public schools and divert millions of taxpayer dollars to private institutions with little accountability. The proposal (PCB FTSC 14-02), allows sales tax revenue to be sent to [...]

Vouchers are back on legislative agenda

Vouchers are back on legislative agenda

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida The "massive expansion" of Florida's de facto voucher system promised by House Speaker Will Weatherford was filed Thursday, setting up what is expected to be one of the most-contentious education battles of the 2014 legislative session. Under [...]

Florida Senate split on in-state tuition for immigrants, according to Gaetz

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on Friday left open the possibility that the Legislature could approve giving undocumented immigrants in-state tuition rates, a priority of House Speaker Will Weatherford. Saying he personally opposes the idea and would vote [...]

House adds ammo to ban on insurers discriminating against gun owners

House adds ammo to ban on insurers discriminating against gun owners

Insurance companies could face tougher penalties if they impose higher rates or take other actions against auto or homeowner policyholders due to lawful gun ownership --- or ammunition possession --- under a measure that received its second House committee backing on Wednesday. While Florida [...]

Greyhound racing under attack in Tallahassee

Greyhound racing under attack in Tallahassee

Opponents of greyhound racing said Wednesday they are renewing efforts to end a requirement that some pari-mutuel facilities run dog races to be able to offer other forms of gambling. Several lawmakers joined with animal-rights groups and two rescue dogs at a Capitol news conference and called for [...]

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

We have a full line-up for IN Your Head Radio today. We have at 11:05 Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board member & host of OpinionJournal on @WSJLive. We will discuss economics of the minimum wage and the government’s renewed attempt to regulate the internet. She will followed at [...]

Florida Senate tackles residency requirements

Florida Senate tackles residency requirements

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Wednesday to new residency standards for lawmakers, paving the way for the measure to pass the full chamber on the first day of the upcoming legislative session. The residency standards (SCR 954) [...]

Nurse practioners win first round

Nurse practioners win first round

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida Despite opposition from physician groups, a House select committee Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would give additional power to nurse practitioners --- including allowing them to provide care without doctor supervision. House [...]

What is on tap in Tallahassee

What is on tap in Tallahassee

GUN BILL TAKES AIM AT INSURERS: The House Civil Justice Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 255), sponsored by Chairman Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, that could lead to tougher penalties if insurers impose higher rates, cancel or refuse to issue auto or homeowners’ policies because customers [...]

As reported on INYR, compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out

As reported on INYR, compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out

As Ryan Wiggins reported on IN Your Head Radio, a compromise in nursing home bill has been worked out. The News Service of Florida reports that, hoping to avoid a politically volatile debate, a Senate committee Tuesday approved a compromise plan that would make changes in lawsuits against nursing [...]

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