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.
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.
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.
The House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.
A bill proposing to end permanent alimony in Florida is stirring up some emotional arguments in the Florida Legislature.
A House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program’s system of providing dental services to children.
A bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.
House and Senate committees this week backed proposals aimed at helping stop potential drug overdoses.
Florida lawmakers are considering proposals that would allow most school districts to start classes earlier in August.
With backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care system.