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Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Winners And Losers


In our final installment of Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition, we highlight the big events from this legislative season.

Stand Your Ground reform did not get far, but bills to allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities and to legalize a form of medical marijuana made it through the Republican-controlled legislature, and Governor Rick Scott says he will sign them. 

Credit Donn Dughi / State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory
The state legislative session traditionally ends with the "sine die" ceremony, the dropping of a white handkerchief. Above, in 1979, the House sergeant upstages the Senate sergeant by bringing a tablecloth instead of a handkerchief.

WLRN-Miami Herald News' Gina Jordan walks us through hallways of the Capitol in the remaining hours of the session.

Plus we hear about politics as a family profession in South Florida and the future of dynamic tolling on expressways.

Host Tom Hudson speaks to Sergio Bustos and Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald, Amy Hollyfield and Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times, and Elaine Chen and Kenny Malone of WLRN-Miami Herald News. 


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