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April 10, 2014
SENATE GOV. OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE PASSES SB 1114: Florida Retirement System
CNN: Florida day care center crash: Suspect surrenders to authorities
Winter Park, Florida (CNN) — The man who police say fled the scene after his SUV hit a car, sending it into a Winter Park day care center and killing a 4-year-old girl, turned himself in Thursday, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Maj. Cindy Williams said.
WFSU: House “Train Bill” Groups Trauma, Telemedicine And Nursing In Hopes Of Wooing Senate
The Florida House is cobbling together several different health-related bills in the hope the combined proposal will sway the Senate to vote for them. But the new, combined proposal still doesn’t sway some in the originating chamber.
Miami Herald: Lawmakers demand apology from MDC’s president Eduardo Padrón
A day after Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón ignited a war of words by blasting four local lawmakers, the other side fired back.
Miami Herald: Today in Tallahassee: Five Things to Know
Teachers, police, firefighters, prison guards and others will mobilize to oppose a bill that would make major changes to the state pension system. The public employees claim two pending bills (SB 1114 and HB 7173) would create “risky retirement plans” and will testify before the Senate Government Oversight and Accountability Committee and House Appropriations Committee.
Oracle: Faculty collective bargaining to resume
Though USF President Judy Genshaft’s email to faculty stated “it now looks as though (the university will) move to impasse proceedings,” an email statement on behalf of the bargaining team from Media and Public Affairs coordinator Adam Freeman said the university will “continue to bargain in good faith at Friday’s meeting in the hopes of reaching an agreement.”
TBO: Florida House to vote on Carry and Conceal bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is scheduled to vote on a bill that allows the public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating their home during an emergency.
Miami Herald: Gov. Rick Scott stands by two misleading campaign ads on Obamacare
Gov. Rick Scott is standing by two misleading campaign ads that falsely suggest 300,000 people in the state already lost their health insurance plans due to Obamacare.
Florida Current: House preps Citizens sinkhole bill for final vote
House member Wednesday readied HB 129, which requires Citizens Property Insurance Corp. customers to choose from contractors approved by the company to conduct sinkhole repairs, for a final vote that could come as soon as Friday.
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