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Background checks seen as possible answer to mass shootings

TALLAHASSEE — After three hours of testimony from experts on Monday, the Republican head of a Florida Senate panel looking into mass violence and white…

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Sen. Broxson and other senators file Triumph Gulf Coast bill

State Sen. Doug Broxson, along with Senators Bill Montford and George Gainer, have a filed a bill that would appropriate $300 million in BP oil…

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Podcast: Broxson picks up another endorsement and defends record

State Rep. Doug Broxson picked up the endorsement of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national construction industry trade association that represents nearly 21,000 corporate…

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Florida Senate revamps, reduces Gov. Scott tax-cut package

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott’s request for $1 billion in tax cuts, which the House initially sought to match,…

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Anti-corruption, ethics and accountability: Always the toughest bills to pass

State Sen. Don Gaetz this afternoon sent out this email to his constituents. The Anti-Corruption has been passed by all the appropriate House and Senate…

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Weekly State Capital Roundup: Hoping for a happy ending

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Budgets have been approved. Committee meetings are dropping off. And the major differences between the House and…

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Details on $1B budget gap between Florida House and Senate

The Appropriation Committees of the Florida House and Senate passed their proposals to fund the state government for FY 2016-17. The gap between the two…

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Uber has a battle in Florida Senate

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Senate isn’t ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular…

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Fur flies on Florida Senate floor on redistricting vote, Latvala v. Gaetz

Notes from the News Service of Florida on today’s meeting of the Florida Senate: CONVENED: The Senate convened at 10 a.m., President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando,…

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