Senators started moving forward Monday with a sales-tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers, but the proposal is a week shorter than requested by Gov. Rick Scott.
If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.
If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.
The creation of an information technology department for state government might or might not save Florida money.
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.
Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.
House and Senate leaders are reaching consensus on a plan that would allow stand-alone casinos in South Florida, if voters approve. But the proposal hinges on whether Gov. Rick Scott, who’s playing his cards close to his vest, seals a deal with the Seminole Tribe.
In an issue that could spur a health-care industry fight, a House select committee Monday will take up a 155-page bill that would give nurse practitioners independence to provide medical services without physician supervision.
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.