A trial began Thursday to determine whether former House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves to be reimbursed for almost $1 million in legal fees from a failed corruption case, with attorneys for the former lawmaker and the state arguing over whether he was involved in a deal that ultimately ended the case.
A Republican consultant trying to keep hundreds of pages of redistricting-related documents secret is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the release of the records in the latest twist in a legal battle over Florida’s congressional districts.
There’s a new killer in Florida, more dangerous than drunk driving. It’s already outlawed in 44 states but it’s still legal in Florida. It’s the “new” drinking and driving, known as texting and driving, but should it be outlawed in Florida?
Former House Speaker Ray Sansom is suing the state, saying he should be reimbursed for the costs of defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.
Even as embattled Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer fights criminal charges related to his former tenure, he is also suing two law firms in connection with his downfall as the party’s leader.
A bill that would allow Florida State University and the University of Florida raise tuition above the current 15 percent a year cap is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature.
The Florida House of Representatives has killed a controversial bill that would have granted state lawmakers absolute immunity in civil lawsuits.
Thursday, the Florida House released their overall budget allocations for the coming year where lawmakers will have to close a nearly $2 billion shortfall.
State economists said Thursday that there should be modest growth in tax collections this year, but not nearly enough to make a difference with the state’s nearly $2 billion deficit.
Gov. Rick Scott is going into his second legislative session with the same priorities — creating jobs and making the state more business friendly — but this time around his goals are more realistic.