Procedural rules in the Florida House and Senate are based in part on Robert's Rules of Order.
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Sen. Don Gaetz Shares Insight On House And Senate Rules

There’s just one week of session left and lawmakers are pulling out every trick in the book to get their bills across the finish line. Here’s an inside look at some of the parliamentary procedure involved.
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An Orlando jury has handed down hazing and manslaughter convictions to the final three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M University marching band drum major. The verdict brings a three and a half year old legal saga to a close.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

An ongoing feud between the Department of Juvenile Justice and several Florida counties has been raging for years, but a Judge’s ruling on the issue is giving the counties’ side hope for a resolution.

Growler legislation has passed both chambers of the Legislature and it's on its way to the Governor for final approval.
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The Florida Legislature may be at odds over Medicaid expansion, but at least it agrees on the long-awaited growler.  The House approved the measure Friday.

Procedural rules in the Florida House and Senate are based in part on Robert's Rules of Order.
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There’s just one week of session left and lawmakers are pulling out every trick in the book to get their bills across the finish line.  Here’s an inside look at some of the parliamentary procedure involved.

In happier times: House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (l) and Sen. President Andy Gardiner (r).
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The icy relationship between the House and Senate over healthcare funding may be thawing. The House and Senate have started negotiations on an alternative way to fund hospitals if a federal program expires as scheduled.

Florida Channel

A controversial abortion bill is now headed to the Governor, after receiving final passage from the Florida Senate Friday.

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A bill allowing young victims to secretly record their attackers to use as evidence in court is now headed to the Governor, after passing the House Friday.

MGN Online

Florida lawmakers passed a series of bills affecting law enforcement agencies this week, and at least two are headed to the Governor’s desk for approval.

James Marvin Phelps

Since the start of session lawmakers have been using the state’s utility regulators, the Public Service Commission as something of a whipping boy. A measure billed as a PSC crackdown has passed the House and is waiting for approval in the Senate.

Center for Advanced Research and Teaching

The Senate Appropriations Committee deliberated on legislation left over from a previous hearing, but it went anything but quietly. A heated debate on a “fractious” subject lit up an otherwise uneventful meeting.

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