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A group of U.S. Senators and Representatives want to make temporary work visas public information. The lawmakers say it’ll help prevent human trafficking.

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With the end in sight, different groups are closing out the 2016 lawmaking session in different ways. Immigration activists convened at the state capitol Thursday to "bury" a package of dead bills.

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At the heart of modern political debates is the role and size of government: to expand or regulate, support or restrict. And for many, the crux of the issue is how government should handle the disadvantaged. This week, Florida lawmakers considered two sides of the same coin: public assistance.

Senate Lawmakers Slash Gov. Scott's Tax Cut Plan

Mar 3, 2016
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Florida lawmakers dealt another blow to Governor Rick Scott’s budget priorities Thursday, when the Senate Appropriations Committee pushed through a scaled back tax cut package.

Lawmakers Poised To Pass Child Welfare Bills

Mar 2, 2016
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After a spate of child deaths in Florida, the Department of Children and Families is doubling down on child welfare reforms. Now state lawmakers are poised to pass a suite of bills to bolster that effort.