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Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew was remembered Thursday by Democrats and Republicans as a leader who left enduring legacies in open government and ethics, and as a champion for gender and racial equality.
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A House committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a sweeping measure aimed at better identifying and serving sexually exploited children.
Despite the strong protests of parent groups, school boards and the statewide teacher's union, teachers will now be able to maintain classroom decorum.
Eight Florida gay couples backed by a gay rights group have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the state to recognize same-sex marriages in other states, saying their exclusion violates the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.
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Caps placed on how much money people can receive in cases where a doctor's mistakes led to a patient's death were declared unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.
Caps placed on how much money people can receive in cases where a doctor's mistakes led to a patient's death have been declared unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court.
SEX MARRIAGES THAT ARE PERFORMED IN STATES WHERE IT IS LEGAL. LOCAL 10'S REPORTER GLENNA MILBERG IS LIVE IN MIAMI BEACH TO SHARE THIS ONE FOR US.
Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture.
BEFORE JOINING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE. THE GOVERNOR WAS 85 YEARS OLD. RIGHT NOW CRACKING DOWN ON CHILD SEX PREDATORS, LAWMAKERS PASS THE SERIES OF HISTORIC BILLS TO TOUGHEN SEX OFFENDER LAWS.
Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday.
Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who in recent months has battled pneumonia and hip replacement surgery, is back in the hospital with family members close by his side, and close friends describe his condition as worsening.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who urged a crackdown on immigration four years ago, is throwing his support behind a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.
A measure to suspend sales tax Aug. 1-3 on clothing, backpacks and shoes less than $75, school supplies less than $15 and computers and accessories less than $750 made its first Senate committee stop Monday where it was unanimously approved.
State economists are meeting Wednesday to draw up estimates on how much money the state is expected to collect in taxes.
In recent years, efforts by Rick Scott and the GOP-led Legislature to combat what they say is voting fraud have not been a political winner for them.
It didn't take long for media outlets and national Republicans to paint Democrat Alex Sink's Tuesday night loss to GOP candidate David Jolly in Florida's 13th District special election as a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.