A key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.
After rejecting a proposal by Sarasota County lawmakers, the Florida House appears poised Tuesday to approve a congressional redistricting plan that seeks to align with an order from the state Supreme Court.
The Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts even though U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown criticized the move, stating it would disenfranchise black voters.
Florida legislators are heading back to the state Capitol promising to do what they couldn’t during their 60-day regular session — pass a new state budget.
Nine new members have been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a commission that will review the finances of hospitals that receive tax-payer funds.
House Republicans unveiled legislation to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015” — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.
A Senate panel on Monday approved a bill to revamp the state’s current film and television incentives program. The legislation is a final push to get something passed this year.
Congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, has apologized to his Republican colleagues.
Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.