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Governor Rick Scott has signed a claims bill into law to help further compensate a young abuse survivor who—along with his sister—suffered for years, while under the supervision of the state’s child welfare agency.

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The case of a surviving abuse victim that led to the overhaul of Florida’s child welfare system may be close to reaching a resolution. While the claims bill to further compensate the victim has usually died in the past legislative sessions, it’s now headed to the Governor for final approval.

A bill further compensating a surviving child of an abusive adoptive home is starting to move in the Florida Senate.


A bill expunging the criminal records of certain minors when they become an adult has passed the full Florida Senate.

Who Foots The Bill For Utility Relocations?

Nov 19, 2015
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In a recovering economy, some Florida cities are looking to expand roads and other infrastructure. A Republican Senator’s proposal would change who pays for the expansion.

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A controversial abortion bill is now headed to the Governor, after receiving final passage from the Florida Senate Friday.

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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.

Florida Channel

A bill that would require a woman to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion has passed another hurdle in the Senate, despite continued opposition.

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A controversial abortion bill passed its first Senate committee Tuesday, despite much opposition.

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The lawyer for the Florida Senate has recommended placing an indefinite hold on millions of dollars worth in settlement payments for a child who was abused under the state’s child welfare agency’s supervision. But, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say that’s not right.

Twenty-five North and Central Florida lawmakers have sent a letter to the President of Citizen’s Property Insurance backing the company’s plan to increase rates for new policy holders above a 10-percent cap imposed by the legislature. But a number of South Florida lawmakers say they’ve got legislation ready to file that would block that move.