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Florida lawmakers are trying to establish a pilot program to help newborns exposed to addictive drugs while in their mother’s womb.

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A revived bill that wades into the abortion debate has passed its first Florida Senate Committee, but not without opposition.

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A school bus safety bill is now heading to Governor Rick Scott, after passing the Senate this week. But, it not only received bipartisan support, but some bipartisan opposition as well.

Women have gained more financial power in recent years. But they’re still paid less than men and as technology makes it easier to comparison shop, women in Florida and across the country are realizing they’re paying more at the checkout counter. It’s known as the “pink tax.”

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A bill aimed at cutting down the number of drowning deaths associated with car accidents in Florida has passed its first House committee. “Chloe’s law” stems from the death of a University of Central Florida student last year.

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Real estate agents who are assaulted while showing properties would have more protections under a bill sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples).

Domestic Violence Sufferers Could Get Hearsay Exception

Mar 28, 2014
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Domestic violence sufferers could soon have wider leeway to use statements made against their accusers during court proceedings. Under a pair of bills moving through the Legislature, the concept of hearsay could be amended in an effort to encourage more victims to name their abusers and bring them to trial.

Several abortion bills are now headed to the Florida House floor, after clearing their last committee stop Wednesday. They include a bill that seeks to ban abortions based on the sex or gender of the unborn child. But, lawmakers had mixed feelings on the issue, at times voting against their own party.

The abortion issue is always a controversial one, and each year, at least one abortion bill inflames passions among Florida lawmakers as they vet the issue.

Florida lawmakers are working to pick the state’s sinking housing market back up. One proposal to do that would speed up the judicial process of foreclosures, but Regan McCarthy reports some worry a move like that could strip homeowners of their rights.