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Northwest Florida Daily News
Should Northwest Florida go topless? (PHOTO GALLERY)is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted an hour ago
is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A mother’s breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstance violate this section.” — Online Sunshine/Official Internet site for the Florida Legisla... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida wants to get rid of its Confederate statue. But not now.of Confederate memorial removals after the Charleston church shooting in 2015.
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
of Confederate memorial removals after the Charleston church shooting in 2015. In the next year’s legislative session, the Florida Legislature voted to replace Smith. A committee established by the state’s Division of Historical Resources would... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida wants to get rid of its Confederate statue. But not now.of Confederate memorial removals after the Charleston church shooting in 2015.
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 hours ago
of Confederate memorial removals after the Charleston church shooting in 2015. In the next year’s legislative session, the Florida Legislature voted to replace Smith. A committee established by the state’s Division of Historical Resources would... Read more
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The Star
Commissioners hear about medical pot; trade barbsrules and regulations since 2013, when Florida first began to inch toward legal
The Star / Posted yesterday
rules and regulations since 2013, when Florida first began to inch toward legalizing medical marijuana. Since then, the Florida Legislature has enacted a law, and voters overwhelmingly supported a constitutional amendment, legalizing medical... Read more
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The Hill
Black lawmakers say Confederate statues should come out of Capitolin the Capitol for at least a decade. (States can still seek a waiver if a stat
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
in the Capitol for at least a decade. (States can still seek a waiver if a statue has been present for less time.) The Florida legislature enacted a law last year calling for Smith’s removal from the Capitol, but lawmakers haven’t been able to... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Orange school board likely to join lawsuit over divisive new Florida lawjoin a planned lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of several sections of
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
join a planned lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of several sections of a controversial education law passed by the Florida Legislature this spring. All eight members of the board expressed support for a legal challenge at a meeting... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Negron gives Florida Senate committees a makeoverdistrict includes part of northern Palm Beach County, also added members to num
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
district includes part of northern Palm Beach County, also added members to numerous committees. RELATED: News from the Florida Legislature “In the era of term limits, I believe it is important for each senator to be considered for the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Rick Scott wants to make it harder for Florida lawmakers to raise taxes, feesamendment on next year's ballot that would require any tax or fee hikes to be a
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
amendment on next year's ballot that would require any tax or fee hikes to be approved by a supermajority of the Florida Legislature. Scott, who will be forced out of office by term limits before the amendment would take effect, said... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida legislators: Time to ban minor marriages in stateto allow a minor female to marry an adult male if she is pregnant. Fort Myers
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
to allow a minor female to marry an adult male if she is pregnant. Fort Myers Republican Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto says the current law allows minors to be forced into marriage. The Florida Legislature will consider the bill during the 2018 sess... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Rick Scott wants to make it harder for Florida lawmakers to raise taxes, feesa supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, h
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
a supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, have similar restrictions. Scott wants the Florida Legislature to place the amendment on the ballot. But the governor said he may also ask the Constitution Revision... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Gov. Scott wants tax measure on next year's ballota supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, h
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 4 days ago
a supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, have similar restrictions. Scott wants the Florida Legislature to place the amendment on the ballot. But the governor said he may also ask the Constitution Revision... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Scott wants tax measure on next year's ballota supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, h
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 4 days ago
a supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, have similar restrictions. Scott wants the Florida Legislature to place the amendment on the ballot. But the governor said he may also ask the Constitution Revision... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Scott wants tax measure on next year's ballota supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, h
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
a supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, have similar restrictions. Scott wants the Florida Legislature to place the amendment on the ballot. But the governor said he may also ask the Constitution Revision... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida governor wants tax measure on next year's ballota supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, h
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
a supermajority would be needed. Several other states, including California, have similar restrictions. Scott wants the Florida Legislature to place the amendment on the ballot. But the governor said he may also ask the Constitution Revision... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Bridge's namesake was 'everybody's friend'on Feb. 2, 1990, at the age of 57. "He and a friend were on their way to a hun
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
on Feb. 2, 1990, at the age of 57. "He and a friend were on their way to a hunting trip," said Kelvin. The next year, the Florida Legislature named the 331 bridge the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. "He was well thought of in Walton County," said Kelvin.... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida must step up the war on opioidsour fellow Floridians die. It’s imperative that we act immediately to provide t
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 6 days ago
our fellow Floridians die. It’s imperative that we act immediately to provide the resources necessary to wage war effectively against the opioid epidemic. LORI BERMAN, LANTANA Editor’s note: Berman represents District 90 in the Florida Legislat... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Sunday Editorial: A deeper harbor, a stronger JacksonvilleAnother possibility would be a performance bond that would be tapped only if dr
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
Another possibility would be a performance bond that would be tapped only if dredging causes damage to the river. The Florida Legislature should be pressed to consider the health of Florida’s longest river as just as important to Central and... Read more
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The Apalachicola Times
Anita Grovedraw attention to the damage the “Water Wars” have done to Apalachicola Bay. I
The Apalachicola Times / Posted 7 days ago
draw attention to the damage the “Water Wars” have done to Apalachicola Bay. I have met with the governors, members of the Florida Legislature, and our members of Congress when we need their attention. Served on the Community Redevelopment Agency... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida issues license to 12th medical marijuana firmbrings to 12 the number of firms approved to grow, process and dispense medical
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
brings to 12 the number of firms approved to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana. RELATED: Read The Post’s 2017 Florida Legislature coverage The Department of Health this week also gave approvals to Arcadia-based Sun Bulb Company and to... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
State to argue for death in Shawn Rogers trialJudge Marci Goodman ruled that though Rogers had entered his plea freely, the C
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Judge Marci Goodman ruled that though Rogers had entered his plea freely, the Court itself could not have known the Florida Legislature would act to require juries in death penalty cases “to render a unanimous verdict on at least one... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
State to argue for death in Shawn Rogers trialJudge Marci Goodman ruled that though Rogers had entered his plea freely, the C
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Judge Marci Goodman ruled that though Rogers had entered his plea freely, the Court itself could not have known the Florida Legislature would act to require juries in death penalty cases “to render a unanimous verdict on at least one... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
2 more medical marijuana licenses awarded in Floridafrom 2015 who scored within a point of the top applicant or those who have been
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
from 2015 who scored within a point of the top applicant or those who have been in legal or administrative challenges. The Florida Legislature granted the approval of 10 new licenses by the end of the year as part of a bill implementing rules for... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
2 more medical marijuana licenses awarded in Floridafrom 2015 who scored within a point of the top applicant or those who have been
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
from 2015 who scored within a point of the top applicant or those who have been in legal or administrative challenges. The Florida Legislature granted the approval of 10 new licenses by the end of the year as part of a bill implementing rules for... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
The fire and the furypeople who want to lead our state one day doing? Let's have a look! Republican
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
people who want to lead our state one day doing? Let's have a look! Republican front runner Adam Putnam is sad that the Florida Legislature appropriated only $10 million for buying land for conservation efforts this year, the News Service of... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Sheriff's Office administrator graduates from leadership seminarovercoming adversity, emotional intelligence and servant leadership. The Flori
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
overcoming adversity, emotional intelligence and servant leadership. The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, established within the FDLE and affiliated with the State University System, was established in 1990 by the Florida Legisl... Read more
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Miami New Times
Here Are All the Places David Beckham Almost Brought His MLS Teammillion in 2011. The company had planned to build a destination resort and casi
Miami New Times / Posted 12 days ago
million in 2011. The company had planned to build a destination resort and casino on the property but was unable to get the Florida Legislature to legalize gambling in the state. Last time Miami got a Major League Soccer team, it actually played in... Read more
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Miami New Times
David Beckham Considering Old Miami Herald Site for Stadiummillion in 2011. The company had planned to build a destination resort and casi
Miami New Times / Posted 12 days ago
million in 2011. The company had planned to build a destination resort and casino on the property but was unable to get the Florida Legislature to legalize gambling in the state. Local 10 reports that Beckham has met with Genting execs at least... Read more
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Miami New Times
Here Are All the Places David Beckham Almost Brought His MLS Teammillion in 2011. The company had planned to build a destination resort and casi
Miami New Times / Posted 12 days ago
million in 2011. The company had planned to build a destination resort and casino on the property but was unable to get the Florida Legislature to legalize gambling in the state. Last time Miami got a Major League Soccer team, it actually played in... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Unlike other states, Florida goes easy on texting while driving. Here's why.or an expired license plate, but you’re free to text and drive unless a police
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
or an expired license plate, but you’re free to text and drive unless a police officer has another reason to stop you. The Florida Legislature has refused repeatedly to toughen the law. Despite agreement that texting can be deadly on the road,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Unlike other states, Florida goes easy on texting while driving. Here's why.or an expired license plate, but you’re free to text and drive unless a police
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
or an expired license plate, but you’re free to text and drive unless a police officer has another reason to stop you. The Florida Legislature has refused repeatedly to toughen the law. Despite agreement that texting can be deadly on the road,... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Wasserman Schultz on standing by Imran Awan until his arrestat a time when the state required only a simple majority. But the U.S. Supreme
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
at a time when the state required only a simple majority. But the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out that law in 2016. The Florida Legislature changed the law to require a 10-person majority that same year. The Florida Supreme Court tossed that one... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Parents of South Florida boy shot and killed at school 20 years ago await settlement from statea bill to get John Pierre’s parents their settlement. For the first time in six
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
a bill to get John Pierre’s parents their settlement. For the first time in six years, they may get some help from the Florida Legislature. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler was the first to champion the bill, filing it five years in a row... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
New Port Richey moves forward with plans for medical marijuana dispensariesordinance that would lift a moratorium on dispensaries. The council had establi
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
ordinance that would lift a moratorium on dispensaries. The council had established the moratorium while waiting for the Florida Legislature to hash out rules and regulations for medical marijuana after voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Overseer hired for Medicaid2010, Naff has been executive director of Florida Health Choices, which "was es
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
2010, Naff has been executive director of Florida Health Choices, which "was established by Republican leadership in the Florida Legislature prior to the Affordable Care Act to develop innovative insurance products and affordable, quality health... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Firefighters take their fight for pay raise to Florida Supreme Courtthe case. The notice of appeal, as is common, does not provide detailed argumen
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 14 days ago
the case. The notice of appeal, as is common, does not provide detailed arguments. » RELATED: The Post’s coverage of the Florida Legislature The notice stems from a June ruling by the 1st District Court of Appeal that rejected arguments that... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida will pay $82,000 after losing vote-by-mail lawsuiton their ballot and voter registration forms don't match. A federal judge calle
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
on their ballot and voter registration forms don't match. A federal judge called the law "illogical" and "bizarre." The Florida Legislature changed the law this spring. Since Scott took office in 2011, the state has paid nearly $20 million to... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Pinellas sheriff steps in to start policing contractorsdiscuss how to reform the agency in 2018. "It legitimately raises the question
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
discuss how to reform the agency in 2018. "It legitimately raises the question ...to see what is necessary," he said. The Florida Legislature created the board in 1973, so only it can reform the board. The agency reports to no other government... Read more
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The Star
District to expand high school welding programduring a school year, 2018-2019, which could potentially see a significant budg
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
during a school year, 2018-2019, which could potentially see a significant budget shortfall depending on whether the Florida Legislature continues down a path started this spring. The shortfall could be wide enough the district would be... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Shad Khan’s other football team won’t remind Brits to visit Floridato a request for comment. The agency’s spending on sponsorships was a subject
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
to a request for comment. The agency’s spending on sponsorships was a subject of scrutiny this year among leaders of the Florida Legislature. That includes a deal with entertainer Pitbull worth $1 million, a $2.875 million sponsorship of an auto... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wednesday’s Second Editorial: Better data needed to reveal inequities in criminal justice systemofficer, defendant’s race name and gender. This system if conducted statewide
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 16 days ago
officer, defendant’s race name and gender. This system if conducted statewide could also show regional disparities. The Florida Legislature needs to mandate this system for the entire state with a user-friendly system. Our criminal justice... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Ron Littlepage: Duval School Board should join lawsuit against Legislature’s bullying tacticsRepublicans in the Florida Legislature have been trying to dismantle our public
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 16 days ago
Republicans in the Florida Legislature have been trying to dismantle our public school system for years now. The tactics have been varied. Budget cuts have left schools struggling to pay for things as basic as supplies. Ever-changing testing... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Health department issues 2 more medical marijuana licensesin May when a judge ruled that the winning nursery in the region should have be
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
in May when a judge ruled that the winning nursery in the region should have been ineligible due to ownership changes. The Florida Legislature granted the approval of 10 new licenses by the end of the year as part of a bill implementing rules for... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida's medical marijuana registry adds 10,000 patientscenters That's up over 10,000 from the update on June 7, when the office repor
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 17 days ago
centers That's up over 10,000 from the update on June 7, when the office reported 16,760 patients. June 7 is the day the Florida Legislature convened a special session, which included a bill to expand medical marijuana in Florida. The June 7... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
State considers lower speed limits for roads across Floridain the city, according to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, a databa
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
in the city, according to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, a database of crash statistics. Since 1996, the Florida Legislature authorized speed limits of 70 mph on rural Interstates, 65 mph on four-lane divided highways outside of... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
State considers lower speed limits for roads across Floridain the city, according to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, a databa
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
in the city, according to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, a database of crash statistics. Since 1996, the Florida Legislature authorized speed limits of 70 mph on rural Interstates, 65 mph on four-lane divided highways outside of... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
With Florida's recess mandate set to take effect, some worry schools will water it downas scheduling and weather rules. • Districts or schools decide whether recess
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
as scheduling and weather rules. • Districts or schools decide whether recess is outdoors or indoors. • Superintendents must assure in writing that recess is happening in their schools. Sources: Florida Legislature; Florida Department of Educa... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Marty Sklar, pioneering Disney imaginer who led development of parks, dies at 83started that project," Sklar told the Times in 2002. "We had to create a resort
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 20 days ago
started that project," Sklar told the Times in 2002. "We had to create a resort destination." As part of the pitch to the Florida Legislature, Sklar created a 20-minute movie on the history of the company and its founder. Walt Disney, however, was... Read more
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First Coast News
Uber, Jacksonville Int'l Airport, in fare fighta spokesperson for Uber in Florida. "We are of the belief that the airport mus
First Coast News / Posted 20 days ago
a spokesperson for Uber in Florida. "We are of the belief that the airport must enforce a level playing field that the Florida legislature approved in its regulations." An employee with Coastal Cab Taxi said Uber could pay the same if they... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Sen. Gainer hosts District 'listening tour'rural areas have growing needs and often do not possess the financial resources
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 20 days ago
rural areas have growing needs and often do not possess the financial resources to meet that growth. As part of the Florida legislature, it is my job to actively pursue every resource available to assist with these needs. My first session... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
State's legal bill grows to $19 millionrestricted doctors' ability to talk to patients about guns. The so-called “Docs
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
restricted doctors' ability to talk to patients about guns. The so-called “Docs vs. Glocks” law had been pushed through the Florida Legislature at the urging of the National Rifle Association. In early July, the state also agreed to a $2 million... Read more
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