Local governments would be prohibited from crafting new rules while the state studies the “potential positive” impacts of Uber and other transportation network services, under a provision added to the criminal and civil-justice portion of the budget Monday.
The state’s House quickly approved a series of bills Thursday morning that will set the stage for budget negotiations with the Senate.
Describing it as a “compromise solution,” Senate leaders have released a proposal that would revise their plan for extending health-care coverage to about 800,000 uninsured Floridians.
Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.
Florida hospitals have fired back against Gov. Rick Scott in the latest salvo over the governor’s suggestion that the health-care facilities mimic professional baseball teams in sharing revenues.
Despite his concerns with its implementation, Governor Rick Scott has signed off a bill mandating online voter registration by October 2017.
Governor Scott has little more than a week to decide on whether to approve a bill that would lead to online-voter registration in Florida.
A bill headed to the Governor Rick Scott’s desk, which makes it illegal to post sexually explicit photos or videos of ex-partners on websites without their permission, has been given a big thumbs up by Miami-Dade’s State Attorney.
The Florida House and Senate combined to pass 232 bills during the shortened regular legislative session, according to statistics released Friday by the House.
In response to a lawsuit filed by state Senate Democrats, the leadership of the Florida House has told the state’s highest court that it had the power to adjourn three days before the schedule end of the session.