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Florida Channel

A bill allowing young sexual abuse victims to secretly record their attackers to use as evidence in court cleared its first Senate hearing Monday.

Toshinhiro Gamo

Bee keepers want the state to fund a honeybee research lab. Tom Nolan is the President of the State Bee keepers association. He says each year bee keepers lose about 30 percent of their colonies.

Holley Moseley speaking at the Department of Health's hearing.
The Florida Channel

Mothers and fathers of children with intractable epilepsy made impassioned pleas Monday at the Department of Health’s medical marijuana rulemaking workshop.  Both parents and Department officials hope this meeting will be the last.

Florida Senate

A Senate panel has unanimously approved a proposal making it easier for the wrongfully convicted to get state compensation.

The bi-partisan measure, by Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa and Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Orange Park, sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Monday.

Ian Murphy

Gaming is shaping up to be a big player this session as lawmakers consider what would happen if they don’t renew a portion of the state’s gaming compact with the Seminole tribe.