Adoption Changes Get Unanimous Senate SuppportThe state's Senate unanimously approved a bill aimed at allowing judges to take the "best interests" of children into account when making adoption decisions.
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape KitsA House Republican has filed a proposal that could help speed up testing of DNA evidence in new sexual-assault cases and also would address a large backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.
Bondi: 'Thousands' Of Rape Kits UntestedAttorney General Pam Bondi put added pressure Wednesday on lawmakers to increase funding for crime labs as she detailed a massive backlog of untested rape kits across the state.
Voucher Bill Passes House Amid Conflict With Senate The House approved a bill Friday that would dramatically expand the ranks of students eligible for the state's de facto school-voucher system, sending the proposal headlong into a squabble between House and Senate leaders over how to measure the program's effects.
School Accountability Bill Headed To House Floor After years of confusion, a measure that would overhaul Florida's school grading system and get schools ready for new tests is headed to the House floor after receiving overwhelming approval at its final committee stop.
Proposal Emerges To Create Adult Charter SchoolsNudged by a Tallahassee-based non-profit group, two lawmakers are poised to file bills that would allow charter schools and non-profits to offer adult education.