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The Center for Budget Priorities issued a new nationwide report showing the majority of states are spending less per-student than before the economic downturn. Florida is among the majority.

DJJ is investigating a juvenile correctional facility operated by Youth Services International over allegations of misconduct and mismanagement. DJJ has already canceled one contract with YSI over similar allegations made against a facility in Santa Rosa earlier this year.

Both The Sun Sentinel and The Gainesville Sun have endorsed Florida's proposed conservation Amendment #1.

The 1st District Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that disqualified write-in candidate Daniel John Matthews from participating in the House District 64 election Oct. 16, 2014. The appeals court's decision has left the future of the race uncertain as the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections awaits further direction from the courts on how to proceed.

The Miami Herald endorsed Democratic attorney general candidate George Sheldon Oct. 20, 2014.

As it gets closer to Election Day, campaign mailers from candidates in House District 112 are getting nastier. Meanwhile, a new poll is showing the race tipping in Republican Daniel Diaz Leyva's favor.

St. Pete Polls released the results of polls from Bay Area House of Representative races in Districts 59, 63, 65, and 68.

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Now that the House & Senate are filing bills for the 2014 legislative session, 2013 statutes are published, and committee members are appointed, LobbyTools has defaulted to the 2014...

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The new 2013 statutes are now available on LobbyTools. Statutes can be found by clicking the Statutes link, located under "Research" in the menu on the left side of your screen. Keep reading if...

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Read sections of the Official 2012-2014 House and Senate Rules pertaining to claim bills.

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Legislator's financial disclosure forms, filed annually with the Florida Commission on Ethics, are now available on LobbyTools.  In addition, we've compiled a data set with net worth totals...

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LobbyTools presents Legislative IQ Special Reports - Detailed summaries of 2013 legislative issues and their outcomes, including our POLICY NOTES with play-by-play updates for each development...

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