Florida Politics

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Judge Blocks New Law That Delays Abortions 1 Day

A Florida judge is blocking a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

06/30/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Ceremony Set For Florida’s First Female Auditor General

Florida’s first female auditor general will be sworn in next week.

06/26/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Appeals Court Tosses Out Key Workers Comp Ruling

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday overturned a circuit judge’s constitutional ruling that threatened a major underpinning of the state’s workers-compensation insurance system.

06/24/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Votes To End Lawsuit Over Firing Of Top Cop

Florida Governor Rick Scott and cabinet members settled a lawsuit filed over the firing of Florida’s top cop.

06/23/2015

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Feds Say Hospital Funding Deal Reached ‘In Principle’

After months of wrangling about the issue, a top federal official Tuesday outlined a deal to continue Florida’s Low Income Pool health-funding program for two years.

06/23/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Budget, Vetoes Nearly $500 Million

Gov. Rick Scott is signing a new state budget into law—but not before vetoing nearly $500 million from the spending plan.

06/23/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rubio Addresses Several Questions At Dade Republican Dinner

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio addressed several questions at the Republican Party of Miami-Dade County’s 67th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday night.

06/20/2015

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Florida’s Battle Over Health Care Likely To Return In 2016

The budget battle between Republicans in the Florida Legislature will likely continue in 2016, despite a temporary truce.

06/20/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Going On Tax Cut ‘Victory Tour’

Florida Governor Rick Scott is set to travel across the state, touting a tax-cut package he signs into law this week.

06/20/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Will Return To Capitol In September

As the special session wrapped up Friday evening, House and Senate leaders were already looking ahead toward the 2016 regular session.

06/20/2015

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