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What The Results Of The 2014 Florida Legislative Session Mean For You

The Office of Governor Rick Scott

The Florida Legislature closed its 2014 regular session last Friday with a several bills either awaiting approval or already signed into law. Among the new policies passed by the legislature are in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, medical marijuana for epileptic children, and an election-year package of tax cuts for Gov. Rick Scott.

Lawmakers in Tallahassee, dominated by conservative leadership, seemed to lean towards the center on a whole range of issues designed to appeal to voters in what’s increasingly become a "blue" presidential state.

What were the biggest bills to come out of the session, and how will they affect us?

Lynn Hatter, reporter for Florida Public Radio, and Tia Mitchell, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Capital Bureau, joined Melissa Ross for analysis of what was accomplished this year in Tallahassee.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.