Florida Senate

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Name: Florida Senate
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House Poised To OK Changes To State Pension

The Florida House is poised to pass a bill that would stop elected officials and top employees in state government from enrolling in the state's traditional pension plan.The House spent nearly two hours Thursday discussing the legislation, which would ... [Published Lakeland Ledger - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Florida legislators want to steer Citizens policies to unregulated alternative

April 25-- TALLAHASSEE-- In their zeal to shed policies in the state-run Citizens Property Insurance, the Florida Senate is poised to approve a bill that gives homeowners a low-cost-- though unregulated-- insurance alternative. Opponents say the new policy-- ... [Published Insurance News Net - 1 hour ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 6 reports

Illegal immigrant could get law license under bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate on Thursday took the first step to help a Mexican national get his law license a month after the state Supreme Court said he couldn't because he's in the U.S. unlawfully. After impassioned debate on both ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Zoom, zoom: Senate passes bill allowing higher speed limits

Fresh SqueezedA Florida Politics BlogMade fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg Tribune and the Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau.James L. Rosica in TallahasseePublished: ... [Published Tampa Tribune - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Fla. may change scholarship requirements

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida students seeking a college scholarship from the state could work on political campaigns and get credit for it. The Florida Senate voted 36-1 Thursday for a bill that would make changes to the service requirements ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Florida Senate passes bill to raise speed limit to 75 mph

by the Florida Senate would raise the maximum speed limit on the state's highways to 75 mph.TALLAHASSEE --The maximum speed limit on Florida highways could go up to 75 mph under a bill passed Thursday in the state Senate.The Senate voted 27–11, despite ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

645,000 phone numbers now on Fla. Do-Not-Call list

Florida’s Do-Not-Call listLearn more: Realtors who call private homes should understand their obligations under the state and national do-not-call laws. More information can be found in the Legal section of floridarealtors.org .TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April ... [Published Florida Realtor - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Law on Fetus Killing Expanded

Florida legislators responding to the case of a Tampa-area woman tricked into taking an abortion pill passed a bill Thursday that would make it a crime to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development.Remee Jo Lee watched as the Florida Senate voted ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 2 reports

Legislature’s last-minute rush offers plenty of political drama

I had intended to offer a half-time report on the Florida Legislature’s 60-day legislative session, but the vast majority of the action occurs in the last two weeks — or, more accurately, in the last few days.While there are rules that govern the introduction ... [Published Miami Herald - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 2 reports

Benacquisto mum on political future, returns to warm reception in state Senate

TALLAHASSEE — She’s the heavy favorite for re-election and already part of the Florida Senate’s Republican leadership.But Lizbeth Benacquisto, one day removed from a special congressional primary loss, wasn’t clear Wednesday about whether she will seek ... [Published Naples Daily News - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Plan to Increase Use Of Vouchers Revived in Florida Senate

TALLAHASSEE | A plan to increase the use of tax-funded vouchers to send students from low-income families to private schools gained new life in the Florida Senate on ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Vouchers Back In Play In Florida Senate

Political Coverage On CBSMiami TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – An 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state’s de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 23 2014]

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"I support the three-tier system," Stargel said. "At the same time, I do want this new craft industry to grow."
"This is a classic bait and switch,’’ said Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, who is opposing a similar bill, HB 1109, awaiting a vote in the House. "People decide with their wallets and if they are given a choice between an admitted carrier (traditional insurance) and surplus lines, many people are not going to read their policies and realize they’re not apples and oranges.""
"We have the ability in our hands to right an injustice" Simmons said
The Senate amendment was sponsored by Sens. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, and David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs. It reads: "Upon certification by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners that an applicant who is an unauthorized immigrant who was brought to this state as a minor and who has been a resident of this state for more than 10 years and has fulfilled all requirements for admission to practice law in this state, the Supreme CourtSupreme Court of Florida may admit that applicant as an attorney at law authorized to practice in this state and may direct an order be entered upon the court's records to that effect." The phrase "unauthorized immigrant" was lifted from the Supreme Court's opinion

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House Poised To OK Changes To State Pension [Published Lakeland Ledger - 1 hour ago]
Florida legislators want to steer Citizens poli... [Published Insurance News Net - 1 hour ago]
Stargel Craft Beer Bill: Support Self-Made Busi... [Published Lakeland Ledger - 2 hours ago]
Illegal immigrant could get law license under bill [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 3 hours ago]
Legislators want to shed Citizens policies by s... [Published Tampa Bay Times - 5 hours ago]
Legislators want to steer Citizens policies to ... [Published Miami Herald - 6 hours ago]
Bill would allow illegal immigrants brought to ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 6 hours ago]
FSU Students Discover New Senate Bill Meant To ... [Published Daily Kos - 6 hours ago]
Senate moves to allow people in country illegal... [Published TCPalm - 6 hours ago]
Zoom, zoom: Senate passes bill allowing higher ... [Published Tampa Tribune - 7 hours ago]
Bill would allow illegal immigrants brought to ... [Published Tampa Tribune - 7 hours ago]
Fla. may change scholarship requirements [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 7 hours ago]
Illegal immigrant could get law license under bill [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - 8 hours ago]
Florida Senate passes bill to raise speed limit... [Published Central Florida News 13 - 8 hours ago]
Senate approves higher speed limits in Florida [Published WEAR TV 3 - 8 hours ago]
Benacquisto to seek re-election, not congressio... [Published Naples Daily News - 9 hours ago]
Senate supports landmark bid for law license by... [Published Tampa Bay Times - 9 hours ago]
Illegal immigrant could get law license under bill [Published Miami Herald - 9 hours ago]
Key senator expects environment amendment to pass [Published Florida Realtor - 11 hours ago]
645,000 phone numbers now on Fla. Do-Not-Call list [Published Florida Realtor - 11 hours ago]
Gaetz, Weatherford: We Will Advance Conservatis... [Published Sunshine State News - 16 hours ago]
More than 575,000 numbers added to FL 'Do Not C... [Published My Sun Coast - 16 hours ago]
Senate amends juvenile sentencing bill [Published Big News Network - 19 hours ago]
GUEST COLUMN: Gaetz is standing in the way of 1... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - 19 hours ago]
Law on Fetus Killing Expanded [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Apr 24 2014]
CAIR-Florida bullies GOP [Published Examiner.com - Apr 24 2014]
Anti-Boating Legislation Defeated in Florida Ho... [Published BoatUS.com - Apr 24 2014]
Senator 'tempted' to run Nelson speaks on gove... [Published Daytona Beach News Journal - Apr 24 2014]
Don't expand vouchers without accountability: E... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Apr 24 2014]
Lawmakers tweak juvenile-sentencing rules [Published Florida Times-Union - Apr 24 2014]
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Florida Supreme Court Says State Doesn't Need S... [Published Hit & Run - Apr 18 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="300" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/_external/2014_04/-kenwalkerwikimedia.jpg?h=300&w=200" title="|||KenWalker/Wikimedia" width="200" style="float: right;"/&gt;The Florida Supreme Court decided there's no need for anti-discrimination ...
FL House Candidate Curt Clawson Under Fire for ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 10 2014]
Curt Clawson, a candidate for Congress in FL-19, has come under fire for renting his home to a  convicted pedophile  who was convicted in 2004 of raping and sodomizing a pre-teen girl.  Clawson, who has been criticized for donating to Democrat Sen. ...
New Legislation Will Empower Independent Drugst... [Published PR Newswire: Consumer Products & Retail - Apr 03 2014]
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation that (SB 1014) passed out of the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government would create new powers for independent drugstores to charge employers, seniors and unions ...
Sarah Palin Endorses Florida's Lizbeth Benacqui... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 26 2014]
This week, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin vowed to roll out her "Mama Grizzlies" endorsements, and she endorsed conservative Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto on Wednesday for the FL-19 U.S. House seat. Palin called Benacquisto a ...
The Silver Lining in the Florida School Choice ... [Published Cato @ Liberty - Mar 21 2014]
Jason Bedrick Supporters of the Florida Tax-Credit Scholarship (FTS) program are understandably disappointed that the state senate  abandoned legislation  to expand the program on Thursday. The FTS assists low-income families that want to enroll their ...
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