Legislature

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Sides Agree On September Court Date In Redistricting Fight

The Florida Legislature and a coalition have agreed to a schedule for a Leon County judge to determine whether lawmakers’ second attempt to draw a map complies with the state Constitution.

07/21/2015

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Ruling Keeps Coverage For Floridians, But Doesn’t End Debate

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a crucial interpretation of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, preserving health insurance for more than 1 million Floridians but providing no larger solutions to the national or statewide divisions on the law.

06/25/2015

Carole and Mike Driscoll said they are grateful the Supreme Court decided to back Obamacare. (Source: CBS4)

Local Family Grateful SCOTUS Backs Obamacare

One South Florida family is breathing a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court’s decision to back Obamacare.

06/25/2015

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Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons Budget

While slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state’s spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit.

06/10/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Asks Agency Heads To Prepare For Government Shut Down

Florida Governor Rick Scott asked the heads of agencies to list only what they need as the Legislature prepares for a special session to talk about the state budget.

05/14/2015

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Uber Revs Effort For Spot In Special Session

Uber is revving up their efforts for a spot in the Legislature’s special session.

05/06/2015

Consumers must juggle numerous utilities from phone and internet to electric and gas. Service problems with these utilities can be a nightmare. (credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislature Considers Bill To Tighten Utility Regulation

Several proposed bills, limiting the panel that sets electric rates in Florida, are heading towards passage in the Legislature.

04/18/2015

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Feds To Scott: Expand Medicaid If You Want Hospital Funds

Florida health officials want Florida’s Medicaid program to be expanded before they grant Florida Governor Rick Scott’s push for funding to help hospitals treat low-income patients.

04/14/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Limit Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill aimed at rolling back the number of tests given to public school students, capping off a discussion that saw Florida Republicans ease back at least slightly on a longstanding principle of the state’s education-reform movement.

04/14/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House, Senate On Different Gambling Tracks

House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

03/26/2015

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