Pension reform. Gambling. Pot. Alcohol wars.
With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.
Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A bill that would expand job opportunities in state government for Floridians with disabilities sailed through its first legislative committee Tuesday, buoyed by the support of Senate President Andy Gardiner. […]
Economists for Florida’s legislative leaders are being ordered to crunch numbers, rank and evaluate proposals before handing out millions in taxpayer money to professional sports teams.
Senate Commerce and Tourism Chairwoman Nancy Detert plans to continue trying to bolster Florida’s film and television incentives program as a legislative report indicates the industry is in decline because of competition from Georgia and Louisiana.
Florida lawmakers might lay out future water and land preservation efforts in a 5-year plan updated annually, similar to how transportation projects are prioritized.
On their first day on the job, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner highlighted a parenting program they’re pushing for.
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.