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Tuition Bill Exposes Immigration Rift In Florida GOP

Momentum for a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students in the state has stalled due to a divide within the Florida Legislature’s Republican leadership.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Gov. Rick Scott’s State Employee Drug Testing Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it won’t hear Gov. Rick Scott’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling striking down the effort to make all state employees undergo suspicionless drug testing.

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Florida Legislature Chips Away At Government Transparency

As this year’s Legislative session nears an end, there are a handful of bills making their way through both chambers that could expand public record loopholes. Already, one bill has passed.

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Florida House Passes Bill Expanding Conceal And Carry Rights During Riots, States Of Emergency

The Florida House has approved a bill expanding conceal and carry rights to people with or without a permit during states of emergency. The bill has also recently been further expanded to include riots.

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Report: Florida Voting Wait Times In 2012 Were Worst In the Nation

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that most states did a better job at running elections in 2012 in comparison to previous years. Florida, however, had some setbacks in 2012 when it came to things like wait times.

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‘Warning Shot’ Bill Heads To Rick Scott

Another bill expanding the use of guns for self-defense in Florida is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature.

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Florida Senate Approves Ballot Measure Letting Next Governor Pack Supreme Court

The Florida Senate passed a bill this week that could raise the stakes of this year’s gubernatorial election.

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Federal Court Rules Florida’s 2012 Voter Purge Was Illegal

A federal court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to remove non-citizens from the states voter rolls several weeks shy of the 2012 presidential election was illegal.

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Florida NRA’s Battle For Conceal and Carry Rights During States Of Emergency

As a slew of gun-friendly bills move through the Florida Legislature, the state’s National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist has been aggressively trying to keep lawmakers in line—particularly when it comes to one controversial bill.

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State Officials Halt Non-Citizen Voter Purge

After almost two rocky years, state officials have decided to suspend its non-citizen voter purge—for now.

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