House Panel Backs Requirements For City ElectionsA proposal backed by a House panel would require municipal elections in Florida to be held in November or, in some counties, on another single date.
Cities Push To Retain Control Of Local Election DatesFlorida's municipalities intend to fight a proposal now before state lawmakers that would take away their ability to set local election dates and could extend the terms of some current elected officials.
Solar Amendment Tops 100,000 SignaturesSupporters 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.
Another Proposal Heats Up Solar Energy Ballot FightA 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.
Local Pension Bill Headed To Gov. ScottA bill that would revamp funding for local pensions for police officers and firefighters is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Local Pension Reform Headed To Full SenateAfter 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.
Public Outrage Prompts Changes Over Use Of Mug Shots As TargetsAfter public outrage, changes are coming to the North Miami Beach Police Department.
Deliberations Underway In Ex-Hialeah Mayor's Tax Case 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.
E-Cigarette Bill Draws FireNobody 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.
Legislation Could Limit Growth Of Vacation Rentals 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.
Study Raises Questions About Red-Light CamerasA 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.
FBI Arrests Mayors Of Miami Lakes & SweetwaterThe Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater Tuesday on bribery charges.