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Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at increasing the use of solar electricity in Florida have topped 100,000 valid petition signatures, according to updated numbers on the state Division of Elections website.
A new “pro solar-energy” coalition will push for its own ballot initiative as a way to counter a separate group’s proposed constitutional amendment to expand the use of solar energy in Florida.
A bill that would revamp funding for local pensions for police officers and firefighters is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.
After a sometimes-tense hearing, the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at shoring up local pension plans for police officers and firefighters.
After public outrage, changes are coming to the North Miami Beach Police Department.
Deliberations began Monday in the trial of Hialeah’s former mayor and his wife on charges of failing to report about $2 million in income to the Internal Revenue Service and lying about it to investigators.
Nobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. But an effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.
Local governments want back some control over short-term vacation rentals, contending that a nearly 3-year-old state law has allowed little-regulated mini-hotels to grow amid residential communities.
A measure to repeal the state’s red-light traffic camera law will be pushed forward by lawmakers using a study from the Legislature’s non-partisan policy office to support the effort.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater Tuesday on bribery charges.