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Attorney General Pam Bondi says she backs workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Her comments come amid a bill just filed again in the Florida legislature to prohibit discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

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A bill allowing the surviving spouses of first responders to receive proper death benefits is now headed to Governor Rick Scott. This could mark the end of a contentious debate over pension reform this year.

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The Florida House passed a controversial bill making changes to Florida’s Retirement System.

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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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A controversial abortion bill that now includes a new exemption is now heading to the Senate Floor, after passing its last committee hearing Monday. It’s also teed up for a vote on the House floor, despite continued opposition.

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A bill extending the statute of limitations for a rape victim to report the crime passed its first House panel Tuesday. Rep. Rene Plasencia (R-Orlando) is the bill’s sponsor.

“This bill simply raises our statutes of limitations for all sexual offenses for ages 16 and over from four years to 10 years,” said the Freshman lawmaker, speaking to a House panel Tuesday.