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Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones speaking Monday to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker).
Florida Channel

As Florida lawmakers continue to delve into making changes to the state’s troubled prison system, some want to hear from the employees affected by the changes. But, several correctional officers say they’re afraid of retaliation from the prison agency due to a new policy some are calling a “gag order.”

The Florida Channel

By long-standing tradition, the start of the yearly Florida Legislative Session includes the Governor’s state of the state address.  This was Governor Rick Scott’s fifth state of the state speech.  He kicked it off somewhat uncharacteristically by poking a bit of fun at himself.

R.Benk / WFSU

After two national presidential primary fails, Florida lawmakers are changing the date. The legislature is on its way to reversing the 2016 presidential primaries from January back to March.

Rulemaking for Florida's tourism exception began Monday in Tallahassee.
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After beer retailers and distributors challenged a legal exception that helps craft brewers open up tap rooms, two Florida senators put forward a measure doing away with the exception completely—in effect ensuring breweries can sell beer on-site.  But that original challenge hasn’t disappeared.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU News

The 2015 Legislative session started today with opening statements from the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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