The House approved a bill Friday that would dramatically expand the ranks of students eligible for the state’s de facto school-voucher system, sending the proposal headlong into a squabble between House and Senate leaders over how to measure the program’s effects.
A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.
The state’s House stripped a key component of a measure which expands the state’s de facto voucher system, but swatted away Democrats’ attempts to make other changes to the bill, setting up a vote as soon as Friday.
outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.
A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance coverage to the children of legal immigrants faces legislative roadblocks — not the least of them the doubts of Senate President Don Gaetz.
After a disturbing newspaper investigation and the murder of a Jacksonville girl, Florida legislative leaders vowed to get tough this year on sexually violent predators.
A long-sought effort to impose regulations on the parasailing industry glided Monday through its second Senate committee.
Senate President Don Gaetz on Tuesday vowed to make reforming Florida’s child-welfare system a top priority of the 2014 legislative session, as a Senate panel continued its push for specific proposals to do the job.
Lobbyist Ron Watson has worked for doctors and dentists for the past two decades. But starting Monday, he went on a mission.
Looking to make higher education more affordable, state lawmakers Tuesday moved forward with a plan that would lower costs in the Florida Prepaid College Program and lead to about $50 million in refunds for some already-enrolled families.