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.
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.
Florida’s Senate approved a map revising the congressional districts around the state.
Lawmakers are a step closer to complying with a court order to draw new congressional districts.
News media organizations are asking Florida’s Supreme Court to make public the documents used in Florida’s redistricting trial.
At least six Democrats have filed paperwork this week to run for Florida House seats currently held by Miami-Dade County Republicans, according to the state Division of Elections website.