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Commentary: Will Florida Legislature vote prescribe a “Right to Try” for Floridians?

By Chris Leggatt of the Daily Broward For, April 23, 2015 – Joining thirteen other states, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would cancel out Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions preventing terminally ill patients from accessing certain experimental treatments Currently, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prohibits general access to experimental drugs, but allows for possible access under direct approval from the FDA on a case by case basis, putting a decision best determined by a doctor in the […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Commentary, Government, Health, News, Politics
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Florida House passes bill allowing rape victims to record attackers

By William E. Lewis Jr. For, Mar 19, 2015 – An individual being assaulted or raped would be allowed to secretly record their attacker under a bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday, according to The Ledger on Thursday. Sparked by a Florida Supreme Court decision last year that reversed the life prison sentence of a Lee County man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his teenage stepdaughter, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) proposed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as […]

by · March 19, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Government, News
Preview of what to expect from the state legislature this week

Preview of what to expect from the state legislature this week

By Peter Schorsch, (April 15, 2013) – The budget could go to conference this week, depending on when leaders work out allocations. Starting mid-week, both chambers have kept some time free in case conference committees on the budget are noticed. The session is flying toward its end, but there remain several major pieces of legislation still in committee. A number of those will be heard this week. On the floors, a texting while driving ban could come up in the Senate, […]

by · April 15, 2013 · Events, Featured, Government, News, Politics