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There’s a bipartisan effort underway relating to driving legislation. They include enhancing texting while driving penalties and making sure Florida public school students stay on campus for lunch.

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School is back in session for more than 2.5 million public school students in Florida. And there are big changes in the way schools are going about feeding them. The menu calls for healthier lunches and more fruits and vegetables, but whether the kids will eat them and whether schools can afford the healthier food, is another matter.  

It’s lunch time at Tallahassee’s Cobb Middle School and sixth grader Jesse Lowe is chowing down on a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and an ice cream bar that he bought from the school. He admits, it’s not exactly the world’s healthiest lunch.

Ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention, the Party and its presidential front-runner Mitt Romney have made a compromise to allow some delegates who support Texas congressman Ron Paul to have a seat at the nominating table. As Jessica Palombo reports, some Florida Republicans are saying this inclusiveness should be a model for the state Republican Party.

Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says the state continues to struggle with getting word out that about its summer food programs.  More than 1.6 million low-income public school children rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. But many families don’t know that the program also runs throughout the summer.