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.
Specialty Tag Overhaul Heads To House FloorA measure that would eventually remove some of the lower-selling specialty license plates from the road is headed to the House floor.
Dade Needle Exchange Bill Ready For House FloorA bill sponsored by state Rep. Katie Edwards from Plantation which would set up a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County is headed to the House floor for a full vote.
Education Bills Lined Up In HouseThe Florida House could pass a series of education bills this week that range from trying to provide more school choice to families to ensuring children have time for recess.
House, Senate Differ In $80 Billion BudgetsFrom muck removal to paying for a dolphin pool or beef advertising, the House and Senate have a lot to hash out as they negotiate a roughly $80 billion spending plan for next year.
State House Approves $80 Billion BudgetThe Florida House has overwhelmingly approved a nearly $80 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts July 1, an initial step toward negotiating a final spending plan with the Senate.
Open Carry Bill May Not Get Hearing In SenateSenate Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla may not bring up a controversial open-carry gun measure in his committee during this year's legislative session.
"Pastor Protection" Bill Headed For House VoteA state House bill that would protect churches or preachers from lawsuits if they refused to perform same-sex marriages is headed to a full floor vote where it will likely pass.

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