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Scott Signs FMA Bill; Moms Seek Veto

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Women pushing strollers and pulling a red wagon delivered 11,000 petitions to Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, requesting that he veto a bill that would override local sick-time benefit ordinances,  according to The Palm Beach Post.

On Wednesday morning, Scott signed a bill today backed by the Florida Medical Association that tightens requirements on expert witnesses in medical-malpractice cases. He was also expected to sign a bill requiring medical care for newborns “who survive botched abortions,” The Associated Press reports.

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