Legislature

(Source: CBS4)

U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.

03/03/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury Reporting

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.

03/03/2015

(Source: AP)

A Look At The 5 Biggest Issues For The Florida Legislature

Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.

CBS Miami–03/03/2015

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins throws in the second quarter during a game against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

No Money For Stadium Projects For Now After Vote Delay

There won’t be any money being handed out to help pro sports teams in Florida, for now.

CBS Miami–02/19/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obamacare: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Doom Federal Subsidies For Floridians?

After its very rocky roll out, Obamacare is taking off. And nowhere is enrollment higher than here in Florida. One-point-one million Floridians have signed up this year. But now, as CBS4’s Rick Folbaum explained, the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case that could all but strip Florida residents of the healthcare safety net they’ve only just been able to afford.

CBS4–02/13/2015

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

Lawmakers Consider Alimony Overhaul – Again

A “child support-esque” formula could determine the amount of alimony divorcing spouses would receive under a radical overhaul of the state’s alimony laws now in the works.

02/13/2015

(Source: CBS)

Gun Bill Could Rekindle School Safety Debate

After the issue drew heavy debate during the 2014 legislative session, a House Republican is bringing back a proposal that could lead to some public-school employees or volunteers carrying guns on campus.

11/24/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Gardiner, Crisafulli Tout Parenting Program

On their first day on the job, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner highlighted a parenting program they’re pushing for.

11/19/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Budget Report With Small Surplus

A legislative committee approved a report that projects a surplus in the budget year that starts in July.

09/10/2014

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Report Projects $336 Million Surplus In ’15-’16

State Lawmakers will have a $336 million surplus in the budget year which starts next July, a new draft state report issued Wednesday.

09/04/2014

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