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Consumer Federation: New Auto Insurance Bill Could Lead to More Fraud in Florida

January 14, 2016 - 10:30pm

Drivers beware: a small tweak in Florida’s auto insurance legislation could have a big impact on Florida drivers, leading to possibility of increased fraud in the Sunshine State.

Thousands of Teachers Flock to Tallahassee to Protest High-Stakes Testing

January 14, 2016 - 1:30pm

Around 2,000 teachers descended in full force upon Tallahassee to protest and demand change within the state’s education system on Thursday. 

Immigrant Groups: Legislation Would 'Tear Apart' Immigrant Families, Culture in Florida

January 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

State lawmakers and frenzied lobbyists returned to Tallahassee on Tuesday for yet another legislative session, but this time they were joined by a group of people who say they aren’t getting equal treatment in the Sunshine State: immigrants. 

2016 Legislative Session Brings New Hopes, Criticisms on Immigration, Education, Healthcare in Tallahassee

January 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

State lawmakers, lobbyists, the governor, city mayors, political groups and members of the public descended upon Tallahassee Tuesday to mark the opening day of Florida’s 60-day legislative session.

Health Group Announces Legislative Priorities for 2016 Session

January 12, 2016 - 12:15am

Florida’s 60-day legislative session is set to kick off Tuesday, and the Florida Association of Health Plans is listing out what will be its top priorities for this year’s legislative session. 

Education Groups: New FSA Grading Formula Doesn't Fix Overtesting Problem

January 8, 2016 - 9:15pm

The Florida State Board of Education voted on the cut scores for the future of the Florida Standards Assessment this week -- a decision which will impact thousands of students statewide as many of them will not pass tests needed to graduate.

Nearly Half of Florida's 10th Graders to Fail Part of FSA Under New Cut Score Formula

January 6, 2016 - 5:15pm

The State Board of Education voted in favor of Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart’s recommendations for the Florida Standards Assessment cut scores in Tallahassee Wednesday. 

Five Food Fights Likely to Be Slung During Session

January 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

It’s been a contentious year since the Florida Legislature left the state Capitol after the last regular session and state lawmakers are gearing up for another 60-day session to hammer out new laws and a hefty state budget.


Gun Groups, Florida Politicians React to Obama's Executive Order on Gun Control

January 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
Patrick Murphy, Marco Rubio and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

President Barack Obama issued an executive order to help prevent gun violence on Tuesday, setting off a chain of reactions from politicians, gun rights activists and gun control groups alike, all of whom had something to say about the president’s big step to fight against mass shootings in the U.S.

Obama Issues Executive Order To Tighten Gun Control

January 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

President Barack Obama took gun control into his own hands Tuesday, issuing an executive order to expand background checks to crack down on gun violence across the country.



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