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At the behest of advocacy groups and fellow legislators, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has added one more committee stop for two controversial bills that would allow the state to take another stab at privatizing prisons.
A host of student organizations from the University of Central Florida are planning a protest of Congress' efforts to eliminate the Obama administration's birth control mandate today.
In a new Washington update, the conservative Family Research Council is claiming that Gov. Rick Scott will declare Aug. 6 a day of prayer, following in the footsteps of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is putting on a massive prayer and fasting event being held at a Houston stadium that same day.
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.
Despite objections from environmental groups, the six-member Environmental Regulation Commission unanimously approved a set of water pollution standards drafted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection yesterday.
Today the Florida Senate will cast its final vote on a bill that would allow state agencies to adopt a policy for randomly drug testing their employees. If passed, the bill will move to the governor's desk for signature. Labor groups and civil rights advocates have already warned that if the bill is signed into law, it will catapult the state into yet another lawsuit.