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With budget approved, Lauren Book finally secures long-sought diaper tax break

Since her first Legislative Session in 2017, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book has pushed to make diapers tax-free in Florida. With the 2022 budget approved, it looks as if she has finally secured that tax exemption for families. One catch: While Book has pushed to make the tax exemption permanent, the budget provision approved by lawmakers puts the exemption …

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Bill limiting use of physical restraints on students with disabilities clears final Senate committee

A bill that would further limit the use of physical restraints on students with disabilities cleared its final Senate committee Monday. Sen. Lauren Book’s bill (SB 390) was voted favorably as part of the Senate Appropriations Committee consent agenda and is now able to get a vote from the full Senate. Book’s bill expands restrictions passed and signed …

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