Florida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.
The Florida Senate gave a tentative approval to a bill that would give incentives to adopt children in state care as well as repeal a nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption.
A divided Senate committee Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before they could receive abortions.
The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.
The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.
Congresswoman-elect Gwen Graham likes to say that when she is sworn in Tuesday, she’ll be ready to “hit the ground running from day one.”
Four years into his governorship, Rick Scott is still an enigma.
Amid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate’s map.
A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.
Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.