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Capital Report: 04-03-2013

Money, dough, the green stuff; Regan McCarthy reports that’s what a group of lawmakers spent their Wednesday talking about –who doesn’t get it, who does and how much the state is willing to give them.

Several abortion bills are now headed to the Florida House floor, after clearing their last committee stop Wednesday. They include a bill that seeks to ban abortions based on the sex or gender of the unborn child. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, lawmakers had mixed feelings on the issue, at times voting against their own party.

School Choice groups say they want parity in Florida’s education system. That parity mainly comes in the form of funding for building and maintenance. Lynn Hatter reports the group held its annual rally at the Capitol Wednesday, with parents and school children playing an active role.

A bill that would ban texting while driving is heading to the House floor after passing its final committee today [on Wednesday]. Jessica Palombo reports, the bill and its Senate companion have bipartisan sponsorship.