House Speaker WIll Weatherford

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Florida House Speaker To Testify In Redistricting Challenge Trial

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is expected to testify Tuesday in a high stakes trial which could decide the future of of the state’s congressional districts.

05/20/2014

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

Young Adults Learn To Surf Florida’s Changing Political Tides

Getting bills passed is an art and a science, the reason people pay lobbyists millions of dollars. But for some young Floridians, the 2014 session was a breakthrough in succeeding in the legislative arena.

05/16/2014

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Gov. Scott Gets Help In Tough Re-Election Fight

With the 2014 regular legislative in the books, Republican legislators gave Gov. Rick Scott much of what he wanted as he prepares for an expensive and lengthy re-election fight against likely Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

05/04/2014

2014 Legislative Session came to an end just before 11 PM May 2nd. (Source: Tom Urban, NSF)

Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

05/03/2014

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School Voucher Program Struggles In Senate

The idea to expand the main private school voucher program continues to struggle in the Florida Senate.

05/01/2014

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Legislature Poised To Open Courthouse Doors For Undocumented Lawyer

In another sign that the conservative House is warming to the plight of immigrants, the chamber gave overwhelming support Thursday to a proposal that would enable a Mexican-born Eagle Scout to practice law in Florida.

05/01/2014

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Big Push In Final Week Of Florida Legislative Session

It’s coming down to the wire for Florida legislators in their current session. This week is their final week of their 60-day session and they still have lots of unfinished business, including whether to approve a strain of marijuana for medical use.

04/27/2014

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Illegal Immigrant May Receive Law License Under New Bill

The first step toward allowing a Mexican national to get his law license despite the state Supreme Court saying he could not because he’s in the U.S. unlawfully has been taken by the Florida Senate.

04/25/2014

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Vouchers Back In Play In Florida Senate

An 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state’s de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one of House Speaker Will Weatherford’s priorities after it was left for dead.

04/22/2014

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Florida Legislators Ready To Begin Budget Negotiations

The state’s House and Senate are prepared to begin negotiations Monday night on a roughly $75 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st.

04/21/2014

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