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Senate panel advances bill to defund abortion providers

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After nearly an hour of at times emotional debate on Wednesday, a Senate budget panel approved a controversial proposal to prohibit public funds from going to any facility that provides abortions. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Health & Human Services passed SB 1722 by a party-line vote Wednesday morning, with the eight-member panel’s three Democrats voting in opposition. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, targets state funding for family planning and women’s health. While Florida already has a ban on publicly financed abortions on…

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Eric Lynn comes out for Planned Parenthood & pro women platform in first web ad

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Congressional District 13 Democratic candidate Eric Lynn remains the only live human being who has announced his candidacy for the congressional seat being vacated by Republican David Jolly next year. Attempting to exploit that reality, as well as to continue to introduce himself to Pinellas County voters who may not be familiar with the first-time political candidate, Lynn today released the first of what his campaign says will be “multiple videos” focused on policy issues important to him and the voters…

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56 bills waiting for Rick Scott to sign, veto or become law without signature

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Gov. Rick Scott has a Wednesday deadline to either act on nearly 60 bills or allow them to become law without his signature. The 56 bills awaiting Scott’s signature or veto include a contentious measure that requires a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions and a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments. Scott must also act on a series of reforms for the Florida Public Service Commission that arose out of frustrations with Duke Energy…

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