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Florida Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, was the sponsor of a law that was to go into effect Friday that would have created new requirements for abortion doctors that could have limited the number of clinics. But the U.S. Supreme Court threw out similar Texas restrictions, raising doubt about the fate of Florida's new law. [Scott Keeler | Times]
The bill would add a requirement that minors must also obtain a parent or guardian’s consent for an abortion, not just notify them.
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Forward Florida spent $240,000 on legal expenses last month to respond to a federal grand jury subpoena.
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The law was written in 1971 by Maxine Baker, a legislator from Miami-Dade County who pushed for the rights of people with mental illness.
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The Infrastructure and Security Committee backed a proposal (SPB 7016) that would create the Statewide Office of Resiliency within the executive branch.
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  1. Copy of the Articles of Impeachment, Tuesday in Washington. House Democrats announced they are pushing ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - charging he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS  |  AP]
    The new articles of impeachment carry historical echoes in some ways.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raises his hands after being asked about his relationship with two Ukrainian businessmen during an announcement at a Palm Harbor Walmart Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. DeSantis refused to answer questions about the two men. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
    During a news conference in Naples, DeSantis launched into a long-winded discussion of American history, which he said young people need to know better.
  3. Florida Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, was the sponsor of a law that was to go into effect Friday that would have created new requirements for abortion doctors that could have limited the number of clinics. But the U.S. Supreme Court threw out similar Texas restrictions, raising doubt about the fate of Florida's new law. [Scott Keeler | Times]
    The bill would add a requirement that minors must also obtain a parent or guardian’s consent for an abortion, not just notify them.
  4. In this March 28, 2017, photo, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.,  leaves a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE  |  AP]
    He is the second GOP congressman from Florida to announce he’s not running.
  5. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times  Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks to the press on the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton during a town hall meeting at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Sunday July 29, 2018. McGlockton was shot and killed two weeks ago in what authorities have deemed a "stand your ground" shooting.
    Forward Florida spent $240,000 on legal expenses last month to respond to a federal grand jury subpoena.
  6. A police truck patrols Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa this summer.
    The Infrastructure and Security Committee backed a proposal (SPB 7016) that would create the Statewide Office of Resiliency within the executive branch.
  7. Florida's Baker Act was written in 1971 by Maxine Baker, a 65-year-old grandmother and a freshman Florida legislator from Miami-Dade County, seen here in a 1965 photo. [Associated Press]
    The law was written in 1971 by Maxine Baker, a legislator from Miami-Dade County who pushed for the rights of people with mental illness.
  8. Sarah Henderson with her son, Braden, who was committed under the Baker Act after a joking remark at school. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    A cop car comes. A child is handcuffed and taken to a mental health facility. The scene is all too frequent at public schools across the state.
  9. Three Armwood High School students testify before the Senate Education Committee on Dec. 9, 2019. Left to right are seniors Maria Medina, Haley Manigold and Madison Harvey. [Emily L. Mahoney | Times]
    “The people who are cynics about politics are also the ones who complain the most,” said one student, who said democracy requires participation.
  10. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island.
    The idea is part of Florida leaders’ pitch to address low teacher pay, though there is still disagreement over how to do so.
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