2013 Legislative Session
May 8, 2013
TALLAHASSE (FBW)—From the perspective of a longtime pro-family leader in Tallahassee, the 2013 legislative session was a mixed result—“signs of hope amidst disappointment.”
Apr 30, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – A bill that requires medical attention be given to babies that survive abortion unanimously passed the Florida Senate today.
Apr 19, 2013
Gambling study contract criticized as ‘roll-out team for casino expansion’
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – As the Florida Legislature approaches the last two weeks of its annual session, three pro-life bills approved by the House face uncertainty in the Senate.
Apr 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – On largely party-line votes, the Florida House of Representatives passed today two bills backed by pro-life members after contentious debates that drew a gentle rebuke by Speaker Will Weatherford.
Apr 17, 2013
Gov. Scott: ‘I look forward to signing this bill’
TALLAHASSE (FBW) – A bill that requires medical attention for babies that are born alive after an abortion unanimously passed the Florida House of Representatives today.
Apr 12, 2013
Haag praises ‘Let Kids be Kids’ bill signed by governor
TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – The state foster care system is about to loosen up a little on kids who want to live more normal lives, but may soon also offer more protection to those nervous of stepping out of its protective wrap.
Apr 10, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (NSF/FBW) – With no fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (HB 155) today that would prohibit the electronic games used at Internet cafés and likely shut down the industry that critics have likened to “storefront casinos.”
Apr 9, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – It’s Children’s Week at the Capitol, marked by thousands of colorful hand cut-outs hanging down the open floors of the rotunda. The man behind the yearly spectacle – Ted Granger, executive director of the United Way of Florida – is gearing up for a make-or-break week on bills that could help kids.
“Florida’s children today are struggling,” he said. “We’re still coming out of the Great Recession. We’re in a moribund economy.”
Apr 9, 2013
TALLAHASSE (FBW) – A bill that requires medical attention for babies that are born alive after an abortion passed a Senate committee unanimously on Tuesday.
Apr 5, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – The Florida Legislature has passed the mid-way point of its annual 60-day session, acting on a number of moral concerns of interest to Florida Baptists.