As the final pieces of the state budget fell into place on Saturday, state House and Senate negotiators struck a deal to give state employees a raise of at least $1,000.
With a week left in the legislative session Governor Rick Scott might start twisting some political arms until some action is taken on his top priorities.
Top negotiators from the state’s House and Senate have reached deals on a number of big tickets items in a $74 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.
A bill that would set limits on when police departments in the state could deploy drones has been approved in the Florida Senate.
In an effort to boost revenue during the recession, state lawmakers voted to double fees drivers pay to renew their auto tags and licenses.
As Florida continues to slowly pull out of the recession, state lawmakers aren’t behind a billion dollar eight ball as they try to come up with a budget.
Several last minute exceptions were added to a bill that would ground unmanned drone aircraft used by law enforcement before it was unanimously passed Tuesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
A legislative committee in Tallahassee has voted to ban texting while driving.
In the wake of the Casey Anthony murder trial over the summer, some lawmakers filed bills that would make it a felony to not report a child missing within a certain time frame, with proposals ranging from 12 hours to 48 hours.
A Florida Senate committee has approved a controversial proposal which would shift the delivery of most Medicaid services to private companies.