cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Lawmakers

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Appeal Underway In Redistricting Documents

One day after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled documents obtained from a Republican consultant must remain confidential, lawyers are asking the state Supreme Court to release them.

CBS Miami–05/23/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Children’s Issues A Mixed Bag As Lawmakers Vow To Fight On

Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.

05/08/2014

2014 Legislative Session came to an end just before 11 PM May 2nd. (Source: Tom Urban, NSF)

Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

05/03/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Bright Futures Program Change Could Allow For Political Campaign Credit

A bill that would allow Florida students seeking a college scholarship from the state to work on political campaigns and get credit for it has passed the Florida Senate.

04/25/2014

Florida Money

Budget Negotiations Begin In A Jovial Mood

Lawmakers began meeting as joint House and Senate negotiating committees late Monday, starting a weeklong sprint to craft a final spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.

04/21/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Approves State Technology Agency

The House approved a $4.8 million proposal on Wednesday that lawmakers hope will prevent snafus like the months-long headaches brought on by the rollout of Florida’s new $63 million jobless website.

03/12/2014

Florida Money

Lawmakers Hope To Save Money With State It Agency

The creation of an information technology department for state government might or might not save Florida money.

03/05/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Taxes, Speed Limits & Beer Growlers Top Legislature’s Topics

Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.

02/22/2014

Traffic Jam Night

Could A 75 MPH Speed Limit Come To Florida?

Two Florida lawmakers are gearing up to make drivers with a “need to speed” very happy motorists.

11/12/2013

Photo of the full moon, on August 21, 2013 in Nice, southeastern France. (Photo: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wooing Space Companies

Florida has played a major role in the United States’ space program for decades, but with private ventures ready to take people to space, other states are vying to attract space companies.

08/24/2013

more