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2019 Florida Legislature

A House Republican filed a proposal Thursday that would block physicians from performing abortions if fetal heartbeats have been detected.

Members of the House Higher Education Appropriations committee received a breakdown of the budget for the year Thursday. As Blaise Gainey reports, the chairman says the entire budget for colleges and universities will be up for discussion this session.

In the coming session, Florida’s Legislature will consider a bill aiming to eliminate “gun-free zones” on college campuses. For state lawmakers, the issue has come up before.

After complaints of inhumane treatment in women’s correctional facilities throughout Florida, one lawmaker is calling for a change.

Insurance companies must include bold font text detailing what they do and do not cover, thanks to new law.

The Florida Channel

Florida lawmakers are hearing from the public on issues such as election reform, public school funding and mental health. From Broward to Bay counties, they’re getting an earful from the public on exactly where the focus should be during the 2019 legislative session.

NOAA.gov

When lawmakers return to the Capitol in January to prepare for the 2019 legislative session, four Senate committees will delve into the impacts of Hurricane Michael, according to a Senate calendar.

Panel To Dig Into Health Issues For DeSantis

Dec 11, 2018

Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez and former Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Alan Levine are co-chairing a committee that could help shape health-care plans for incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Galvano Taps Leaders Of Senate Committees

Nov 27, 2018
The Florida Senate

Senate President Bill Galvano put his stamp on the Florida Senate on Monday, as he slimmed down the number of lawmakers holding committee chairmanships and trimmed the number of Democrats in leadership spots.

U.S. Department of Education

The Florida Board of Education on Friday advanced a $21.8 billion request for public school funding in the next budget year, including a $200 boost in per-student funds and increased funding for school-safety initiatives.

With Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday now underway, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu.

Workers’ Comp Could Return Next Session

Apr 13, 2018

Expect efforts to revamp workers’ compensation insurance laws to return as new House and Senate leaders take over for the 2019 legislative session, according to Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.

Altamier, who has been commissioner for nearly two years, said this week “a lot of people” continue to believe that a 2016 Florida Supreme Court ruling that tossed out strict caps on attorney fees in workers’ compensation cases will “have a negative impact on rates in the long run” and that changes are necessary to prevent employers’ premiums from increasing.

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