In The News Today – February 11, 2016

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FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

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TBO: The best and worst of Florida’s legislative session so far 

The top priorities of the Senate president and the House speaker — expanding opportunities for the developmentally disabled and an agriculture-friendly water policy — have made it to the governor’s desk. The House and Senate appear to be working toward some of the governor’s priorities and, surprisingly after the last few acrimonious sessions, working pretty well together.

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The Oracle: Florida Legislature kills LGBT discrimination ban

A ban on discrimination against the LGBT community failed in the Florida Legislature Tuesday. The bill, known as SB 120, was designed to add sexual orientation to Florida’s civil rights laws.

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Bradenton Herald: Florida Legislature locked in death penalty debate over unanimous jury sentences

TALLAHASSEE — After emotional and graphic testimony from families of murder victims, House members held firm Wednesday on a new Florida law that does not require juries to be unanimous in recommending the death penalty.

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Pal Beach Post: Bill would make it tougher for Florida police to stop and search boats

TALLAHASSEE — Law enforcement officers would need “reasonable suspicion” to stop and inspect boats sporting state safety stickers, under a measure that sailed through its final House committee Wednesday.

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Palm Beach Post: Yet another session, yet another fight over Florida retirement system

TALLAHASSEE — The House State Affairs Committee narrowly approved a bill Wednesday that could shift more public employees in Florida into a 401(k)-style retirement plan, setting up a clash with the Senate over pensions and death benefits for first responders.

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Flagler Live: Legislature Tells Florida’s Horse Farmers to Find a New Business

Florida horsemen are screwed. Only a miracle can save the $1.2 billion Florida horse racing industry they represent. Not a single savior emerged Tuesday.

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Pensacola News Journal: City remains mum on fire chiefs

Sitting around a table discussing what little they could about Pensacola’s top two fire chiefs, officials within Pensacola City Hall administration were adamant about two things Wednesday: changes to the city’s human resources manual had nothing to do with the fire chiefs being placed on paid leave, and the details of the investigation surrounding the men could not be discussed.

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Action News JAX: Florida K-9 Deputy ‘Endo’ receives honors for valor

DELAND, Fla. — A K-9 deputy that was shot when responding a domestic disturbance has received two honors from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

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WFSU: Capital Report: 02-10-2016

The Florida House has moved forward with a proposal to reduce the cost of school construction and steer more dollars to charter schools. Lynn Hatter reports over the objection of superintendents, the House Appropriations Committee approved the bill. But it could face challenges in the Senate.

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ABC: Hundreds of Manatees Huddle Together in Florida Spring to Escape Winter Cold

Hundreds of manatees have gathered together in a Florida spring to escape the winter chill, drawing scores of visitors.

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Tampa Bay Times: More Florida children are protected by health insurance, but thousands still lack coverage

The share of kids without health insurance in Florida dropped from 11.7 percent in 2013 to 9.6 percent in 2014, according to a study released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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POLITICO Florida: House tees up $1B tax cut package for passage

TALLAHASSEE — After swatting aside a series of Democratic amendments Wednesday, the House set up its $1 billion tax cut package for final passage.

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Florida Today: Anti-corruption bill wins Senators’ OK

An anti-corruption bill backed by USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida news sites has cleared its final committee hurdle in the Legislature.

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Panama City News Herald: Florida bill would help families of first responders killed on duty

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The families of law enforcement officers and other first responders killed on duty would receive increased benefits under a bill unanimously passed by the Florida Senate.

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