Senate Changes Map Amid Miami-Dade QuestionsThe political realities of redistricting burst into the open Tuesday, as the Senate approved a proposal increasing the Hispanic share of three of the chamber's South Florida seats over objections from Democrats who argued the move was an attempt to prevent incumbents from running against each other.
Senators Joust Over Maps Ahead Of Key VoteOne day before a high-stakes committee meeting, there were few signs Thursday that state senators were any closer to agreement on how the chamber's 40 districts should be drawn or numbered to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning political gerrymandering.
Adoption 'Conscience Protection' Tabled In SenateAfter nearly two hours of debate, a Senate committee Monday voted to table a controversial House bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples.
Senate Removes Long-Term Funding From Ambitious Springs Plan The Senate has drained a recurring pool of money from a measure intended to provide long term protection and management of the state's endangered natural springs.
Trayvon Martin's Parents To Address Legislators On "Stand Your Ground" LawThe parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are scheduled to testify Monday before a legislative committee considering changes to the state's so-called "stand your ground" law.
State Report: Law Against "No Fault" Fraud Reducing RatesAuto insurance costs will come down slightly, more than a year after reforms aimed at reducing fraud in the state's "no-fault" auto insurance system were implemented, according to a preliminary analysis of rates by the state.
State Report Says Law Against 'No Fault' Fraud Is Reducing Rates Auto insurance costs will come down slightly, more than a year after reforms aimed at reducing fraud in the state's "no-fault" auto insurance system were implemented, according to a preliminary analysis of rates by the state.
State Senate Panel To Consider Changes To Neighborhood Watch ProgramsIn the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Senate committee will consider two bills which propose changes to neighborhood watch programs.
Florida Senate Panel To Vote On New Redristricting MapThe Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.
House, Senate Reach Deal On Prek-12 FundingHouse and Senate negotiators struck a deal on the state's education budget Thursday, little more than 24 hours after the first offers were exchanged on the $12.8 billion spending plan.
Proposal Emerges To Create Adult Charter SchoolsNudged 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.
Proposal Could Put Digital Textbooks In Students' Hands By 2015Florida schools may be trading in heavy textbooks for high tech tomes under a budget proposal approved by lawmakers Monday.