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Abortion, budget, tax cuts among new Florida laws

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Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year’s session three months ago, and 162 of them take effect on Friday with the start of the state’s fiscal year, affecting school choice, abortion, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State. Here’s a roundup of some of the measures taking effect: BUDGET: The $82.3 billion budget was passed by a combined vote of 159-1. It includes more than $700 million for school construction and $203.8 million for…

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Miami-Dade’s needle exchange pilot project advances in House

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A bill that would authorize the University of Miami and its affiliates to establish a sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County has advanced in the Florida House of Representatives. The Disease Prevention Act (HB 81) is being sponsored by Sunrise Democrat Katie Edwards. It passed the House Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday, and now moves to the House floor. The bill has been floated in the Legislature for a number of years, and found success in the Senate,…

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Today on Context Florida: Military power, needle exchange, Pledge of Allegiance and Autism Lab

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Today on Context Florida: Jac Wilder VerSteeg asks what to Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and some Florida lawmakers have in common. They’ve all said some pretty disturbing things recently about the use of military power. VerSteeg notes we should add Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to the list. Dr. Hansel Tookes notes that Florida has the highest rate of new HIV infections of any state in America. In addition, Miami-Dade and Broward counties are ranked first and second, respectively,…

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