Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Florida lawmakers are taking aim at people caught repeatedly feeding bears and alligators, as the state prepares to allow its first black bear hunt in two decades.
Democrats voiced their opposition Tuesday against a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
The House is set to take up a controversial bill on Tuesday that would make women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
Saying that reform must happen, a Florida House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a plan aimed at increasing oversight of the state’s troubled prison system but stopped short of endorsing an independent commission included in the Senate’s corrections overhaul.
Physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners won another round Wednesday in their battle to gain expanded drug-prescribing powers, with a House health committee backing the proposal.
Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.
A bill, passed by the Florida House, could ease class size limits for Florida schools.
The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.
The House and the Senate are proposing major overhauls in mental health services.