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‘Offenses Against Unborn Children’ bill faces trouble in Senate committee

By | 02.16.12 | 12:36 pm

A bill that would add a criminal offense if someone were to kill a woman and her “unborn child” through vehicular manslaughter was postponed this morning after a debate over the measure’s possible legal implications.

Case against teacher ensnared in new voter registration rules moves forward

By | 12.13.11 | 12:44 pm

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Dawn Quarles, one of the teachers now in trouble for not following new rules for voter registration, is getting ready to face a penalty for her violation.

State lawmakers debate GOP memorial requiring federal government to balance its budget

By | 11.16.11 | 11:11 am

Continuing an ongoing theme in the GOP-led Legislature, a committee today spent a considerable amount of time debating a memorial that would require the federal government to pass a balanced budget.

New bill ‘inspired’ by Tenth Amendment Center would exempt state from federal commerce rules

By | 11.09.11 | 12:01 pm

State Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Fort Meyers, and Sen. Greg Evers, R-Pensacola, are together attempting to curb the power and scope of the federal government.

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Sun Sentinel: Local officials preparing for new gun law

By | 08.03.11 | 3:54 pm

Whether or not residents think that guns belong in Florida parks and public buildings, a bill approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott says they do.

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Six in the morning: A six-pack of Florida news tidbits

By | 07.19.11 | 8:19 am

South Daytona becomes the latest city to debate whether to back away from a new 30-year franchise agreement with its local utility (in this case Florida Power & Light). Plus: five more bite-sized bits of Florida news!

State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville (Pic via Facebook)

From the redistricting hearings: How to carve up the panhandle?

By | 06.22.11 | 5:18 pm

Lawmakers have completed a swing through the panhandle for public redistricting meetings. One issue that’s come up a lot in the area is whether the region is divided properly, particularly when it comes to its Senate seats.

State Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Pic via Facebook)

After minutes of debate, Senate panel clears modified immigration-enforcement measure

By | 04.04.11 | 8:24 pm

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve a controversial immigration-enforcement measure after just minutes of debate on the tail end of a packed agenda, but not without making some changes called for by immigrant advocates.

The old Florida capitol  (Pic via Wikimedia Commons)

Modest ‘smart justice’ plans championed by conservatives advance in the Florida Senate

By | 03.29.11 | 9:37 am

The shift comes with political risks for Republicans, who, by favoring programs like drug treatment and work-release over lengthy prison sentences, can expose themselves to accusations that they’re soft on crime.

State Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami (Pic by Meredith Geddings)

As Snyder’s bill passes committee, two more immigration-enforcement measures hit the Senate

By | 03.11.11 | 1:39 pm

The House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved the Florida Immigration Enforcement Act filed by state Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, while GOP senators filed two more immigration-enforcement bills.

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