Powerful Florida Panel That Could Bring Big Changes Gears UpThings are getting busy in Tallahassee as Spring begins.
Backroom Briefing: Gambling Foes At Odds Over PollFloridians overwhelmingly back the current Seminole gaming "compact" and support what they know of a bigger gambling deal Gov. Rick Scott has asked lawmakers to approve, according to a Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Thursday.
High Court Honors Florida's First Black Chief JusticeFormer Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects.
Florida's First Black Chief Justice Dies At 85When Leander Shaw took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he was not allowed to stay or eat at the whites-only hotel in Miami where the exam was administered. Three decades later, Shaw became the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
Gambling Deal Could Be End Of Road For Dog, Horse RacingOnce posh destinations drawing A-list socialites, celebrities and gangsters, Florida's dog and horse tracks are now at the center of a dispute over whether they should be allowed to do away with live racing altogether.
Fight Over Medical-Malpractice Law Goes To Supreme CourtA dispute over the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law, which critics contend violates patient privacy rights, could be taken up by the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Dog TracksTwo former jai alai fronton operators received from good news. The Supreme Court upheld a law that will allow them to convert their pari-mutuel licenses to dog racing.
In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case LoomsAmid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate's map.
Next Governor Could Reshape Supreme Court Florida's GOP-dominated House approved a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday that could give the winner of November's gubernatorial election the power to reshape the state Supreme Court.
Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget ReleaseLawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.
Fla. Supreme Court Tosses Out Medical Malpractice Caps In Wrongful Death SuitsThe Florida Supreme Court dropped a bomb on the Florida Legislature Thursday morning when it ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in wrongful death medical-malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional.
Fla. Governor & Attorney General Sued Over Public Records A persistent critic of Gov. Rick Scott filed lawsuits on Monday accusing top Florida officials of flouting the state's public records laws by failing to turn over emails and other documents.