Lawmaker Pitches Pay Raise For All State WorkersIn a district filled with state employees, Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, proposed a measure Friday that would give state workers a 6 percent pay raise July 1st.
House Members Back Policies For Using Body CamerasAmid a national focus on shootings by police officers, a House panel Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that could lead to law-enforcement agencies setting policies for the use of body cameras.
Changes Sought In State Law After Marriage RulingWith the U.S. Supreme Court ensuring that same-sex marriage is legal, a House Democrat has filed a bill to revamp part of Florida law that sets requirements for issuing marriage licenses.
Proposal Filed To Honor FSU's Jameis WinstonA proposal was filed Friday by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, to honor Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.
Martin's Father Continues 'Stand Your Ground' FightThe father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin was in Tallahassee Thursday to continue his fight against Florida's "stand your ground" law.
USF To Begin Digging For Bodies At DozierThe University of South Florida researchers who received a permit to exhume the long-buried bodies of boys at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a former "high risk" reform school in Marianna, will begin excavation Saturday.
Florida Legislature Passes Groundbreaking Education BillFlorida lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a far-reaching education bill that undoes a much-lauded bill from three years ago.
House, Senate Lay Out Plans For Teacher Pay IncreasesThe state’s House and Senate have clarified their plans on how they would give teachers pay increase. On Friday, both legislative bodies laid out their blueprints for the state's $74 billion budget for the coming fiscal year were released.
State House Panel Approves Bill To Expand Early Voting DaysWhile a proposal to expand the number of early voting days and limit the length of a ballot passed in a House subcommittee on Wednesday, Democrats said it will need change if it is to garner bipartisan support.
Trayvon Martin's Mother To Push For "Stand Your Ground" Repeal The mother of Trayvon Martin will be at Florida’s Capitol this week to support legislation that would repeal the state’s "stand your ground" self defense law.