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PACT Agreement Reached

Posted: 05/04/2011 - Alabama’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Board today voted to approve the terms of a settlement negotiated with PACT contract holders in the Lisa Nix Green, v. Kay Ivey, litigation.

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Fla. Senate Bans "Bath Salts"

Updated: 05/03/2011 - The Florida Senate has unanimously voted to ban the drug known as MDPV or "bath salts."

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Ala. House Passes Bill to Stop Weight Gain Lawsuits

Posted: 05/03/2011 - The Alabama House has passed a bill that would prevent people from filing lawsuits against their favorite restaurant or grocery store because the food they purchased made them fat.

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Fla. Lawmakers Tackle Education Reform

Posted: 04/29/2011 - Tallahassee's ruling republicans have already passed sweeping education reform in the form of teacher merit pay, but they're not done yet. With exactly one week left in the legislative session, tonight the house is taking up a contentious package of school choice bills.

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Fla. Senate Tackles Controversial Issues

Posted: 04/28/2011 - There are just eight days left in Florida's annual legislative session, and Thursday in the state Senate, lawmakers decided the fate of many of the most emotionally-charged issues on the agenda, from God to guns and even sinkholes.

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Fla. Lawmakers Take on Contentious Issues

Posted: 04/26/2011 - The Florida legislature has just ten days left in its two-month annual session, and lawmakers in the House and Senate have yet to see eye-to-eye on the only issue they're constitutionally required to tackle - the budget. As the clock winds down, it looks like they're inching closer to an agreement, but that's not the only contentious item left on the agenda.

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Fla. Lawmakers Tackle Citizens Insurance Corp.

Updated: 04/25/2011 - Florida lawmakers are moving to dramatically shrink 'Citizens Insurance.' It's the only option for those homeowners living in areas so susceptible to storms they can't get coverage elsewhere. The push is being spearheaded by industry lobbyists and the governor.

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Fla. House Passes Election Overhaul Bill

Posted: 04/21/2011 - The Florida state House passes the GOP plan to overhaul state election laws. It could have a big impact on who wins in 2012 and beyond.

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Charlie Crist's Return to Politics?

Updated: 04/19/2011 - Charlie Crist's official portrait was unveiled in Tallahassee Monday, but is the former governor's political career over? The former governor may still have a cause and constituency to run again.

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Shutdown Could have Affected Georgia Crime Lab

Posted: 04/17/2011 - ATLANTA (AP) - A shutdown of the federal government could have hampered Georgia's crime lab, cost hundreds of workers their paychecks and hurt firefighting efforts.

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Federal Lawmakers Debate 2012 Budget

Updated: 04/14/2011 - Federal lawmakers tackled a double-debate over the budget, first arguing over spending for the rest of this year. Now they’re debating the differences between two possible spending plans for next year.

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Ga. Senate Passes Immigration Bill

Posted: 04/14/2011 - The Georgia Senate has passed an immigration bill that includes some parts that are similar to a contentious law enacted last year in Arizona and sent it back to the House.

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