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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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‘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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Proposed Changes To ‘Stand Your Ground’ Could Limit Journalists’ Access To Court Records

As the Florida Legislature considers tweaks to the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, legislators have added a provision that would stop journalists from gaining access to court records in cases involving self-defense.

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State Lawmakers Vow To Tackle Troubled Child Welfare System Following Miami Herald Series

The Miami Herald recently published its “Innocents Lost” series—a heartbreaking and thorough look at the state’s troubled child welfare system. In the wake of this reporting, state lawmakers have vowed to make a serious effort to rectify the situation.

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FCIR’s Fingerprint ID Story ‘Misleading,’ FDLE Alleges

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting stands by the article.

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ACLU Sues Florida Officials Over Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriages

Advocates have filed another lawsuit this week in the ongoing fight for gay marriage in Florida.

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Florida Lawmakers Set Sights On State Supreme Court Again

If a recently proposed amendment to Florida’s Constitution passes, the winner of the upcoming gubernatorial election will have the ability to pack the state Supreme Court.

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