Senate Stacks Education Issues In BillThe Senate approved a wide-ranging education bill on a nearly party-line vote Wednesday, sending a laundry list of proposals to the House in the waning days of the legislative session.
Senate Sends Boating Bills To Gov. ScottBills that would offer boaters a registration discount for buying safety equipment and redefine careless boating are ready to drop anchor on Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
Bill Addresses Property Seizure By PoliceFlorida's House has unanimously passed a bill that would require law enforcement to formally arrest someone before they could seize their cars, money, homes or other property.
Body Camera Bill Goes To Gov. ScottA measure requiring law-enforcement agencies to set policies if they use body cameras is headed to Gov. Rick Scott, after receiving unanimous approval from the state's Senate.
Senate Backs Medicaid Dental ChangeThe state's Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that could lead to a major change in the way the Medicaid program provides dental care to children.
House, Senate Close In On Budget DealHouse and Senate budget chiefs drew closer Sunday to a final agreement on the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, striking deals on a slew of local projects and throwing an elbow at the leader of the state's prisons agency for an aggressive lobbying campaign.
Senate Approves Pilot Needle Exchange Program For Miami-DadeThe Florida Senate overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would create a needle-exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County.
Senate Approves Computer Coding PlanIf Florida senators get their way, more high-school students could become fluent in computer coding.
Computer Coding Bill Ready For Senate VoteThe Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would allow high-school students to take computer-coding courses to satisfy two credits of foreign-language requirements.
Lawmakers Talk Compromise In Budget NegotiationsLegislative leaders say compromises will be needed to bridge vast differences in their tax-cut and economic-incentives proposals, as Gov. Rick Scott continues to stand firm that his requests will bolster Florida's economy.
Airport Gun Bill Launched In SenateA proposal that would allow people to bring guns into airport terminals, but not through federal security screening, has taken off in the Senate amid turbulence from aviation officials.
Senators Back 'Small Business Day' Tax HolidayPointing to benefits for consumers and business people, a Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would create a tax "holiday" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for small businesses.