The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.
The mother of a Florida girl who committed suicide after complaining about being bullied is on a crusade to push lawmakers to pass new anti-bullying legislation.
Officials in Tallahassee are pushing against legislative changes that could expand gambling in Florida telling members of the Senate Gaming Committee that any expansion would alter the state’s image as a family friendly destination.
Internet retail giant Amazon is officially coming to Florida. Amazon.com confirmed Tuesday that it will build distribution centers in Hillsborough County and in Lakeland, with the expectation of creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. However, it means Floridians will now have to pay sales tax on their Amazon purchases.
A march will take place Saturday with Miami’s newest immigrants to help put the spotlight on the need for immigration reform. The participants will walk through the city’s oldest Cuban enclave at 1 p.m.
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of charges for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, has been pulled over in a traffic stop for a third time since July.
A man, who referred to himself as “The Joker,” was arrested Friday for vandalizing a deputy’s patrol car twice while parked and burglarizing another home in the neighborhood.
From the decorations to the food, Publix is now offering full-service catering in hopes of making party-throwing, just like shopping, a pleasure.
A 26-year-old woman is in critical condition nursing severe burns at a central Florida hospital after her boyfriend set her on fire, according to authorities.
Florida’s tropical fish farmers are hoping Old Man Winter doesn’t wreak havoc on their industry again this year.