Senate President Don Gaetz on Tuesday vowed to make reforming Florida’s child-welfare system a top priority of the 2014 legislative session, as a Senate panel continued its push for specific proposals to do the job.
Lawmakers easily approved a new rule Tuesday spelling out what qualifies members of the House and Senate to be legal residents of their districts — a constitutional requirement for holding office.
It’s that time of the year again. If you are planning a trip to the beach, be careful where you step. It’s sea turtle nesting season and State wildlife officials are hoping for another good turnout this year.
The Florida legislative session begins Tuesday and Gov. Rick Scott will give his last State of the State speech before asking voters to elect him to a second term in November.
A young endangered Florida panther that had been struck by a car is ready to be released back into the wild.
College students on a budget may still find discount travel packages to spring break destinations like South Padre Island, Daytona Beach and Panama City.
In another thinly veiled shot at his chief rival in the November elections, Gov. Rick Scott will use his State of the State address on Tuesday to call for a repeal of a 2009 law allowing universities to increase tuition up to 15 percent a year.
A Florida House gambling proposal released late Monday would do away with nearly a dozen inactive pari-mutuel permits and create a gambling oversight board but is most notable perhaps for what it lacks.
The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.
Scottie Upshall scored twice in the third period as part of a four-goal Panthers surge and Florida downed the New York Islanders 5-3 on Sunday.