The Florida Legislature is sharply defending a new Congressional map it drew up during an August special session.
An effort that would allow small craft brewers to pour beer into half-gallon containers may advance during the 2015 legislative session without becoming part of a package of other beverage issues.
A newly filed bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons on state college and university campuses.
A proposal that would strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving, giving police officers more power to pull over motorists for tapping messages while behind the wheel has been filed by South Florida lawmaker Rep. Richard Stark.
Two Central Florida Republicans have been chosen as the new Senate president and the new House speaker.
If former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist gets his old job back, he promises to expand Medicaid to roughly 1 million low-income residents by calling a special session of the Legislature or through an executive order.
The director of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities said her agency will be able to provide services for severely disabled young adults in extended foster care under a legislative fix now in the works.
A legislative committee approved a report that projects a surplus in the budget year that starts in July.
State Lawmakers will have a $336 million surplus in the budget year which starts next July, a new draft state report issued Wednesday.
Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.