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A proposed gaming agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indiana tribe is moving forward, but legislative leaders don’t expect discussions surrounding the bill to end soon.

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A renewed effort in the House to make changes to Florida’s Retirement System is getting some mixed reviews among public employee unions.

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A needle exchange program some lawmakers have been trying to get off the ground for years is moving in the House. 

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The federal government has long given out financial benefits to Cubans who immigrate to the United States, but one Cuban-American Florida lawmaker believes that should end.

Civil rights protections for the LGBT community will have to wait until at least next year.
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The third time was not the charm Tuesday evening for advocates of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights measure.  Senators remained deadlocked—effectively precluding any chance of passage this session.