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March 18, 2014
Florida House of Representatives: Press Release – Statement from House Majority Whip Dana Young on the Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee’s Passage of HB 1181
Tallahassee, Fla.—Florida House Majority Whip Dana Young (R-Tampa), sponsor of HB 1181, today released the following statement regarding the House Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee’s passage of this legislation aimed at offering a path to reinstatement for Floridians burdened by massive fines due to suspended and revoked driver licenses for non-driving related offenses.
Florida House: Press Release – Statement from Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr. on the Choice and Innovation Subcommittee’s Passage of HB 7099
Tallahassee, Fla.—State Representative Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah), sponsor of HB 7099, today released the following statement regarding the House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee’s passage of this legislation to expand the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program and provide additional educational opportunities to Florida’s low-income families.
Florida Senate: Press Release – TAX RELIEF: $395 MILLION REDUCTION IN VEHICLE FEES UNANIMOUSLY PASSES FLORIDA SENATE
Tallahassee — Today, the Florida Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 156, Motor Vehicle License Taxes, by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), which will reduce certain annual vehicle registration fees for a total of nearly $400 million in tax relief.
Florida Senate: Press Release – FLORIDA SENATE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES BILL BANNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE SALES TO MINORS
Tallahassee — Today, the Florida Senate passed Senate Bill 224, which aims to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes and other alternative tobacco products to minors. The bill is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Ft. Myers) who released the following statement:
Tampa Bay Times: Florida lawmakers seek to protect students walking to school
He and Rep. Larry Metz filed identical bills aiming to redefine hazardous walking conditions and make it easier for schools to provide bus rides in those areas. On Monday, the bill began moving through the Senate with the unanimous support of the Education Committee.
CONTEXT FLORIDA: Daniel Tilson: Busting up 2014 legislative con games
The balls are moving faster from shell to shell up in Tallahassee now, as political hucksters and con artists enter double-digit territory in Florida’s 2014 legislative session.
WPTV 5 News: Florida Democrats say Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign broke fundraising law
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Florida Democratic Party is contending that Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign broke the state’s campaign finance laws by shifting money between accounts.
Space Coast Daily: Weekly Crime Tip From the Desk of Wayne Ivey
ABOVE VIDEO: Thieves who prey on women at gas stations are being caught on camera across the country. ”Sliders” will pull alongside your vehicle and appear to be getting gas but instead the passenger of the vehicle exits and then “low crawls” to your unlocked door.
Florida CURRENT: Senate Panel Approves “Stand Your Ground” Changes
The Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously to write some restrictions into Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law Monday, with bipartisan support of two senators who were on opposite sides when the 2005 statute passed.
When a Florida superintendent of schools said last week that the expansion of Florida’s voucher program would rise to $1 billion in five years, he knew what he was talking about. From the text of SB 1620:
Tampa Bay Times: Senate Democrats say Medicaid expansion would free up $470M state dollars
What could Florida do with $470 million extra dollars to spend?
That is the question Senate Democrats are asking now that they’ve calculated the state would have that money to spend if it accepted $51 billion federal Medicaid expansion dollars. They have answers, too, outlining this morning how they would spend the money.
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