As the final pieces of the state budget fell into place on Saturday, state House and Senate negotiators struck a deal to give state employees a raise of at least $1,000.
A bill filed this week would force animal shelters to publicize animal kills on their websites.
During a stop at an Orlando area school on Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott unveiled a proposal which would give a pay increase of $2,500 to every full time teacher in the state.
Florida lawmakers appear to be moving toward increasing spending on school-safety spending and change the way law enforcement officers posted at schools are funded.
A bill that would require school districts to give tax money raised by property assessments to charter schools to pay for construction costs, and allow high-performing schools to create up to 3 schools a year moved up in the Senate Monday.
Nudged by a Tallahassee-based non-profit group, two lawmakers are poised to file bills that would allow charter schools and non-profits to offer adult education.
In the final hours of the legislative session Florida lawmakers approved an education budget which slashes the amount schools receive from the state by nearly 8 percent, or $542 per student.