Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.
The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.
House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s political committee for “Let’s Get to Work”raised more than $700,000 this month, according to a list of contributions on the committee’s website.
A Central Florida nursery and a trade association this week filed legal challenges to a state Department of Health proposal to carry out a new law allowing limited types of medical marijuana.
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.
The House and the Senate are proposing major overhauls in mental health services.
Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners to care for patients.
Following the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities.
The Florida Senate passed a bill which would allow gun owners without a concealed weapon permit to take their guns during emergency evacuations.