The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children.
Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 1642) overhauling the state’s A-to-F grading system on Monday along with more than 50 other bills.
Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.
Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.
The Florida Supreme Court will be allowed to grant law licenses to non-citizens under a bill that just passed the Senate and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
Florida’s child welfare system may be getting a major overhaul thanks to a bill passed Friday.
Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill that would legalize the use of low-THC marijuana to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.
The 2016 Florida Legislative session may start a bit earlier thanks to a bill passed Thursday.
The Florida House has approved a bill allowing students who are living in the country illegally to qualify for in-state college tuition.
Gov. Rick Scott said he will sign a medical marijuana bill poised to pass the Florida Senate, after the measure received overwhelming support Thursday from the House as children whose lives hang in the balance looked on.