An effort to grant in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrant students appeared all but dead Thursday, as Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced his committee would not hear the bill next week.
Lawmakers could park a bill on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk within the week to reduce vehicle registration fees.
A measure to reduce vehicle-registration fees will get its first hearing since Gov. Rick Scott threw his support behind a similar idea as part of his legislative agenda.
Governor Rick Scott’s plan to lower vehicle-registration fees by $401 million picked up steam ahead of its announcement Thursday, gaining measured support from Senate President Don Gaetz and, somewhat sarcastically, from Scott’s chief rival in his bid for re-election next year.
More than 150 new laws passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Scott will go into effect on Monday.
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.