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Thursday, May 28, 2015

William March

Tribune Staff

Senate OKs utilities bill despite House changes

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The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday revising rules for the panel that sets electric rates and sent it to Gov. Rick Scott, even though its sponsor, Sen. Jack Latva...

Web piracy bill goes to Scott

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A bill to combat Internet piracy of music and movies is heading to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration despite opposition from some of the nation’s biggest Internet...

Backyard gun range ban possible

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A compromise between the National Rifle Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association has revived the possibility of a ban on backyard gun ranges in Florida.

Abortion waiting period hits opposition

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— As a bill requiring a one-day waiting period for abortions moved toward passage on the Florida House floor Tuesday, Democrats showed their opposition with more than an h...

Internet companies oppose Florida proposals to regulate web

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TALLAHASSEE — Some Florida lawmakers want to impose state-level regulations on the free-wheeling online world, and are drawing opposition from some of the nation’s biggest Internet companies including Googl...

Miami land sale approved for nation’s largest shopping mall

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved a deal Tuesday to sell state land near Hialeah for American Dream Miami, planned as the nation’s largest shopping mall, despite obj...

Florida Senate leader wants people with Down syndrome treated normally

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As Andy Gardiner and his wife, Camille, drove home from the Orlando hospital with their newborn son 11 years ago, in shock at having just learned he had Down syndrome, t...

New restrictions on abortion could pass in Florida Legislature

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is considering measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure.<...