House Rejects Rivera's Election Recount ChallengeThe Florida House has rejected an election challenge filed by Republican David Rivera and seated Democrat Robert Asencio in Miami-Dade County's House District 118.
Outnumbered Democrats Vow To Fight For "Core Principles"Continuing to be dramatically outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers on Monday picked new leaders in the Florida House and Senate to guide their caucuses for the next two years.
Florida Legislature To Install New GOP LeadersFlorida's Republican-controlled Legislature will meet in a one day session Tuesday to swear in new members and install Rep. Richard Corcoran as the next House speaker and Sen. Joe Negron as the next Senate president.
Manual Recount Ordered In Miami-Dade House RaceA manual recount has been ordered for the state House District 118 race, where the candidates are separated by a 50-vote margin after a machine recount in Miami-Dade County.
Senate, House Differ On Lobbyist, Budget RulesNew Florida Senate rules do not include the broad-based restrictions on lobbying and budget measures that will be imposed by the House.
House GOP Overhauls Speaker Election RulesRepublicans hoping to become leader of the Florida House would face restrictions aimed at slowing down the selection of future speakers.
Senate Primary Pits House Member, Injury AttorneyA House member looking to move to the Senate is battling with a personal-injury attorney in a Democratic primary.
Bill Addresses Property Seizure By PoliceFlorida's House has unanimously passed a bill that would require law enforcement to formally arrest someone before they could seize their cars, money, homes or other property.
House, Senate Close In On Budget DealHouse and Senate budget chiefs drew closer Sunday to a final agreement on the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, striking deals on a slew of local projects and throwing an elbow at the leader of the state's prisons agency for an aggressive lobbying campaign.
Bill Targeting Israel Boycotts Ready For GovernorWith lawmakers pointing to the close ties between the United States and Israel, the Florida House has given final approval to a bill taking aim at businesses that boycott Israel.
Lawmakers Prepare To Vote On Confederate StatueThe Florida House on Wednesday could give final approval to a bill that would lead to the replacement of a statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith at the U.S. Capitol.
Lawmakers Talk Compromise In Budget NegotiationsLegislative leaders say compromises will be needed to bridge vast differences in their tax-cut and economic-incentives proposals, as Gov. Rick Scott continues to stand firm that his requests will bolster Florida's economy.