Busts Show Improved Response To Sex TraffickingThe arrest of 21 people following a two-year investigation into a Central Florida sex-trafficking and drug ring shows an improved response to forced prostitution, say the state's top prosecutors.
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape KitsA House Republican has filed a proposal that could help speed up testing of DNA evidence in new sexual-assault cases and also would address a large backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.
State Looks At Pill Mill Regs Causing "Pharmacy Crawl"Chris Young is a lifelong gun enthusiast, but his wife Lesley got rid of his rifles not long after the couple moved back to Florida nearly two years ago.
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape KitsAfter Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that thousands of rape kits have gone untested, a House Democrat has filed a bill that seeks new policies and additional money for processing evidence in alleged sexual assault cases.
Attorney: Gov. Scott Got ‘Bad Advice’ On Public Records LawGov. Rick Scott, a Tallahassee attorney says, was a “novice politician” who received “bad advice” that led him to ignore the state’s public records law.
Florida Starts Price Gouging Hotline Amid State Of EmergencyWith parts of Florida in a state of emergency due to severe weather and flooding, Attorney General Pam Bondi started a price gouging hotline for people in counties affected.
TB Hospital Buyer Seeks Refund Over Land EstimateA development company that acquired the site of the former A.G. Holley state tuberculosis hospital last year in Palm Beach County wants a $1.29 million refund from the state because the property has less land than advertised.
State Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case Florida dismissed an appeal in a legal battle over same-sex marriage, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry.
Another Proposal Heats Up Solar Energy Ballot FightA new "pro solar-energy" coalition will push for its own ballot initiative as a way to counter a separate group's proposed constitutional amendment to expand the use of solar energy in Florida.
Judge Considers Challenge To Abortion Waiting PeriodA Leon County circuit judge is considering a challenge to a law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion. All this just days before the law is set to take effect.
Appeals Court Tosses Out Key Workers Comp RulingA South Florida appeals court Wednesday overturned a circuit judge's constitutional ruling that threatened a major underpinning of the state's workers-compensation insurance system.
Florida House Votes To Keep Low Health Insurance PremiumsA bill passed by the Florida House means thousands of state workers will continue to pay low health insurance premiums.