Florida Legislature

Environmentalists Say Scott Budget Doesn't Go Far EnoughGov. Rick Scott is proposing more money for land preservation next year, but environmentalists say the levels fall short of what voters wanted in passing a 2014 constitutional amendment.
Gov. Scott Wants To Add Billion More To BudgetGov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed boosting the state budget by more than $1 billion in the year that begins July 1, saying the additional spending would help Florida prepare to weather the next recession.
Gov. Scott To Release Budget Plan MondayGovernor Rick Scott will hold a news conference Monday in Jacksonville to release his 2016-17 budget proposal, an initial step as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a spending plan early next year.
Lottery Terminal Bill Clears Senate PanelA bill that would allow people to buy lottery tickets using "point-of-sale" credit card machines has cleared another hurdle.
Gov. Scott In Miami To Promote Billion Dollar Tax CutGovernor Rick Scott will be in Miami on Monday as part of a statewide tour this week to promote a massive tax cut proposal which is mostly aimed at businesses.
Gov. Scott Wants A Billion Dollars In Tax CutsArguing that it would help the state's economy withstand the next downturn, Gov. Scott plans to ask the Legislature for a billion dollars in tax cuts, most it targeting businesses.
Florida House Panel Oks Bill To Remove Confederate StatueFlorida is looking to replace the statue of a Confederate general house in Washington, D.C.
Florida Data Shows 10,900 Sexual Assault Kits Still UntestedBased on statistics released by the state on Tuesday, almost 11,000 rape kits have gone untested in Florida.
Court: University Of Florida Can Ban Guns In Dorm RoomsAn appeals court may have just helped empty the loaded question of whether or not guns should be allowed on campus, or at least jammed it for now.
Florida Gov. Proposes Another Boost For Child Welfare AgencyFlorida Governor Rick Scott proposed another boost to the budget for the state's child welfare agency.
Senate Bill Seeks Faster DNA Tests In Sex AssaultsA state senator from Ft. Myers has filed a bill that could help speed up lab testing of evidence in suspected sexual-assault cases.
Florida Gov. Scott Wants $250M To Lure Jobs To State Florida Governor Rick Scott is asking for $250 million in order to lure jobs to the state.
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