The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays.
A measure that would prohibit abortions after the viability of the fetus has been determined has passed the Florida House.
The Florida House has already passed a bill that calls for sales tax holidays, but legislators are divided over what type of additional tax breaks to offer this year.
Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability.
With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms.
The Florida House passed a plethora of tax cuts Thursday that includes multiple sales tax holidays in the coming year. The bill will reduce the state revenue by $100 million and complete Governor Rick Scott’s election year plan of $500 million in tax cuts.
The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.
Under a bill approved by the Florida House, Floridians would get four sales holidays this year.
The Florida House and Senate are prepared to vote Thursday on each chamber’s preferred version of the 2015 state budget.
With no debate, the House on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal (HB 231) that would offer a sales-tax exemption for admissions to Major League Soccer all-star games that would be held in Florida.