Gov. Scott Sets Special Election For Diaz House SeatWith Miami-Dade County Republican Jose Felix Diaz running for an open Senate seat, Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled a special election to replace Diaz in the Florida House.
Critics Call For Veto Of Massive Education BillOpponents of the wide-ranging education bill have turned to Gov. Rick Scott as their last hope to stop the proposal from becoming law.
Calls Grow For Special Session On Medical MarijuanaOrlando attorney John Morgan, who led last year's passage of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment, has joined growing calls for a special session to finalize rules for its implementation.
Budget, School Changes Pass, Lawmakers Head HomeThe Florida Legislature overwhelmingly approved a state budget and ended the annual session Monday, after narrowly avoiding a meltdown over a controversial measure that makes sweeping changes to the state's education system.
Public School Educators Outraged Over Proposed Funding CutsPublic school administrators, staff, and teachers across are giving a failing grade to the last minute education package.
Bill On Regulating Airbnb Type Rentals FizzlesAfter narrowly passing the House, a plan that would have limited the ability of local governments to regulate short-term vacation rentals has died in the Senate.
State Legislators Expected To Approve $83 Billion Spending PlanFlorida lawmakers are expected to wrap their extended session Monday when they sign off on a $83 billion budget spending plan for the upcoming year.
Lawmakers Agree To Pay Millions For Lost Citrus TreesThe secret budget deal worked out in Tallahassee by GOP leaders includes nearly $40 million in compensation for homeowners in two counties whose citrus trees were torn out in the state's effort to eradicate citrus canker.
State Budget Deal Reached, Session ExtendedAfter days of negotiations, the state's House and Senate have reached agreement on a new budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.
Florida Lawmakers In Budget DeadlockIt's "close but no cigar" in Tallahassee as lawmakers try to come up with a budget all sides can agree on.
Lawmakers Prepare Apology For Dozier VictimsWith emotional testimony from boys who were beaten and abused at a now-shuttered Northwest Florida reform school, the Legislature on Tuesday moved forward with a formal apology and plans for two memorials to remember the victims.
Lawmakers, Environmentalists Push For State Fracking BanA group of lawmakers rallied with environmental activists Wednesday at the Capitol to push for a statewide ban on fracking.

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