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In the coming weeks, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will be putting the finishing touches on a newly created office where juveniles and their families can raise concerns. That’s just one of the reforms the head of DJJ recently told a group of lawmakers, who had some suggestions of their own to address abuses within the system outlined in a Miami Herald investigative series.

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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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Florida lawmakers are expected to soon take a deeper look into the Miami Herald investigative series, which detailed abuses within the state’s juvenile facilities. A panel of legislators this week gave the head of the Florida’s juvenile justice system a preview of what’s to come.

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Florida lawmakers want to add protections in state law for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community. 

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The 2017 Florida legislative session hasn’t yet started, but the Senate Democrats have already elected a new leader for 2018.

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Lawmakers in the Florida House and Senate have filed bills this week that would let citizens sign up to vote online. The online voter registration bill is a priority for the Florida League of Women Voters.

Medical Marijuana Debate Lights Up In Florida

Mar 22, 2013
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It’s a busy afternoon at the NORML table at the University of Central Florida as students stop by to discuss their views on pot legalization and pick up buttons, literature and tote bags. The National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, or NORML,  advocates complete legalization, including for recreational use, but currently the group is collecting petition signatures for a constitutional amendment to legalize only the medicinal use of the drug.