Bill aiming to curb wastewater discharges advances

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online After Hurricane Irma swept through the state, power outages resulted in 989 wastewater spills, totaling more than 9 million gallons of unauthorized sewage release. Legislation (HB 837) sponsored by Plantation Democratic state Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole would attempt to reduce those discharges by helping …

Florida could provide option for traffic ticket discounts

WESH 2 Click Here to Read Online Florida drivers could soon get an 18 percent discount on their traffic tickets if they take a driver improvement course. A Senate committee approved the bill Thursday. It would apply to non-criminal traffic infractions. Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes said his bill would restore …

With hundreds dying from the flu, lawmakers choose inaction

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online Facing of one of the deadliest flu epidemics in the history of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, a Senate committee temporarily postponed a measure which would give Floridians greater access to antiviral medication, critical in the treatment of the flu and …