With lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
After a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
Pointing to a need to increase access to health care in areas such as rural communities, a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders Tuesday expressed confidence they will reach agreement this year on a plan to boost the use of telemedicine in Florida.
The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.
Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability.
With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms.
Up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during Florida’s next election, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday. The move would be a backpeddling of sorts for Republicans.
Opponents of the state’s controversial elections law squared off against the Secretary of State’s office in a hearing that marked the first part of a likely two-stage battle to block the law’s most contentious provisions from governing the November elections.
Time is running out for the Florida House and Senate to come up with a workable solution to personal injury protection (PIP) reform before Friday’s adjournment.
Plans to redraw the political boundaries of the state Senate and Florida’s congressional delegations passed the upper chamber by broad margin even as opponents bitterly argued the maps are aimed at protecting political incumbents.