House members began moving forward Wednesday with a renewed effort to approve a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County.
With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.
A Florida House panel on Tuesday heard details on a report about a 5-year old whose father is accused of throwing her off a bridge in Tampa.
A House Republican wants to bolster the authority of the Florida Department of Health in trying to prevent the spread of communicable diseases during public-health emergencies.
Pointing to concerns about a “chilling effect” on investigations, a House Republican proposed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the release of audio or video recordings made by law-enforcement officers in many cases.
Move over Black Friday. A freshman House Republican filed a proposal Wednesday that would create a sales-tax holiday on November 28th for many small businesses in Florida.
A House panel is expected to take up a bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
The already-conservative Florida House will lean even more to the right the next two years.
While Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist duke it out for the governor’s position, there is no question that the GOP will maintain large majorities in both the state’s House and Senate.
Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.