California group defends Florida's ‘Parent Trigger bill’

According to a California-based organization backing Florida’s controversial “Parent Trigger bill,” the measure isn’t being led by charter schools or business-backed groups, and actually has the su

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Abortion-rights group predicts more anti-abortion legislation in 2012 than 2011

Twice as many anti-abortion-rights state laws were passed in 2011 than in 2010, according to a new report by NARAL Pro-Choice America, the nation's largest abortion-rights policy group. Even more l

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Florida to seek extension for Pasco landfill permit review

After months of opposition on the part of both lawmakers and area residents, the review of a controversial landfill permit in Pasco County has been delayed.

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Federal court to hear suit against Florida's attempt to drug test welfare recipients

A federal judge will hear arguments for and against the state’s controversial new law requiring welfare applicants to be drug tested.

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Welfare drug-testing bill headed to Florida gov's desk

The Florida Senate approved Thursday a measure that will require all recipients of the state program Temporary Assistan

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U.S. House bill would authorize grants to crisis pregnancy centers to buy ultrasound equipment

Florida Senate committee passes bill that bans abortion coverage with state or federal funds

A bill to prohibit private health insurers from covering abortion passed the Florida Senate Health Regulations Committee 8 to 4 on Monday.

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GOP governors pushing block grants for Medicaid, policy analysts worry millions could lose coverage

Government offers states billions in grants to move disabled out of institutions

At a time when many states are slicing services for people with disabilities across the nation, the federal government has come through with a welcome offering: $4.3 billion in grant money that wil

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Florida investigates state disability agency

The top item on the website of Florida's Agency for Persons with Disabilities' “In the Spotlight” section is an announcement of a recently introduced online

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