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A legislative effort to allow pharmacists to issue flu tests to sick Floridians is on hold for now. It comes at a time when health officials say this year’s flu season is just as bad as the swine flu epidemic nearly a decade ago.

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The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill that allows state lawmakers to visit schools in their district, on any day and any time. That currently only applies to school board members as well as members of a charter school governing board. And, right now, principals or superintendents have the option to refuse a lawmaker’s visit or limit the scope of the visit. So, under Sen. Dorothy Hukill’s (R-Port Orange) bill, legislators can give a “heads up” or make it a surprise visit.

Drones are expected jobs and economic activity in Florida

A Central Florida Senator is pushing a bill that would limit use of photographic drones by convicted sexual predators.


Drones have become an ambitious new frontier, finding applications in the private and public sectors. But Florida lawmakers are still trying to stay ahead of curve by limiting the use of the flying technology.

Sen. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange)
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Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut over half a billion dollars in taxes in the coming fiscal year—much of that coming from a reduction in taxes on cell phone and cable bills.  The plan is moving forward in the Senate.

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A pair of lawmakers is working to keep Florida drones grounded. The two are sponsoring bills aimed at outlawing the use of drones to monitor people or private property without permission.

As technology advances,  Sen. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) says drones are becoming more and more prevalent and she says it’s time for Florida’s laws to get out in front of what she sees as some future concerns.

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While Florida lawmakers work to integrate more technology-based learning into school curriculums, they’re not as enthused by other ways districts want to use technology: especially when it comes to identifying students.