Much of the agenda pushed by social conservatives in the Florida Senate appears dead more than halfway through the regular legislative session.
Legislation that would open the door to school prayer and discourage teaching evolution has been declared dead. Prospects don’t look good for a proposal to require ultrasounds for first-trimester abortions. Same goes for a bill to make marriage licenses more expensive for couples who don’t take a premarriage education course.
Conservative Republicans’ hallmark legislation, some from sessions past, is stagnating this session, victim of the all-consuming state budget deficit and the political realities of a Senate that is Republican, but moderately so.
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