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Florida lawmakers appear to be fast tracking a controversial bill that seeks to regulate the state’s pregnancy crisis centers. The measure that wades into the abortion debate has already passed the Florida House and is now heading to the Senate floor.

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A bill making texting while driving a primary offense passed its first committee Tuesday. It also drew some concerns.

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With only one committee hearing, a bill seeking to regulate Florida’s pregnancy crisis centers is now heading to the House floor. But, pro-choice advocates are not happy about a provision that directs the state to only contract with providers that “promote and support childbirth.”

Scores of bills are dead or dying as lawmakers bring the 2017 session to a bumpy conclusion.

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The Florida House is forging ahead with a measure funneling millions of dollars to a pregnancy support organization that opposes abortion.  The move could sideline Planned Parenthood.

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A House panel voted Thursday to put a measure on the ballot that would give the Legislature the power to impeach state attorneys and public defenders.  As Jim Ash reports, Republican Jackie Toledo of Tampa thinks those public servants need another layer of oversight.