House Panel Passes Gambling DealA House panel has overwhelmingly supported a trio of gambling bills that would ratify a $3 billion deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe, do away with greyhound racing while allowing dog tracks to keep operating other games, and open the door for slot machines in Palm Beach County.
Senators Ready To Weigh In On Fantasy SportsWith some other states saying daily fantasy-sports games are a type of gambling, Florida senators this week will wade into the debate with a bill that would regulate the industry.
Senate Moves To Cut Ties With Businesses Boycotting IsraelThe Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill which takes aim at businesses that boycott Israel.
Two State GOP Lawmakers Want To Regulate Fantasy SportsA pair of Republican lawmakers want to regulate the daily fantasy sports industry, which is the subject of a federal probe and lawsuits in Florida and other states focused on whether the popular online games are illegal gambling.
Emergency Precautions Could Shrink Boat FeesA state senator is proposing a reduction in annual registration fees for boaters who purchase emergency locator devices for their vessels.
Gaetz, Book Bring In Campaign CashIn the halls of the Florida Capitol, the names Gaetz and Book are almost universally recognized.
Senate Adds Study To Budget, New Uber Rules Put On HoldLocal governments would be prohibited from crafting new rules while the state studies the "potential positive" impacts of Uber and other transportation network services, under a provision added to the criminal and civil-justice portion of the budget Monday.
Negron Zeros In On Dispute Over Juvenile Detention CostsFlorida's long-running conflict between the state and counties over how to share juvenile-detention costs is flaring again --- and a powerful lawmaker is unhappy about what is happening.
State Senators Cruise In Primaries Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.
Plans For Special Session Take ShapeLegislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year's elections.
Taxwatch Urges Scott To Cut $121 Million In 'Turkeys'A dog park in Jacksonville, a fountain in Palm Beach and money to help people get to the planned 1,000-foot-tall SkyRise Miami were among $121 million in budget projects that Florida TaxWatch says Gov. Rick Scott needs to strike with his line-item veto.
Record Florida Budget Lands On Scott's Desk Florida's record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.