The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.
Florida’s record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.
House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.
As lawmakers look at overhauling the state’s gambling landscape, a new gaming commission could include a shift of management for the 25-year-old Florida Lottery.
A bill that will grant the parents of special needs students more say in their education has been signed and will take effect Monday.
Some Republican lawmakers have questioned Gov. Rick Scott’s jobs package.
The Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.