New Senate District Numbers To Be Picked TuesdayThe state Office of the Auditor General will conduct a lottery to randomly assign Senate district numbers on Tuesday, said Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, in a memo released Monday.
Judge Sides With Voting-Rights Groups On Senate Map A Leon County circuit judge Wednesday approved a redistricting plan for the Florida Senate.
State Leaders Look To Improve Mental-Health Funding, PolicyAfter an ambitious effort to revamp Florida's mental-health treatment system died at the end of the last legislative session, state officials are readying a new round of proposals for 2016.
Plaintiffs Back Off Changes To Tampa-Area DistrictsA coalition of voting-rights organizations has withdrawn two state Senate redistricting proposals it had submitted to a Leon County judge, virtually ensuring that at least one district will cross Tampa Bay when the legal fight ends.
Boyfriend Killed Breaking Up Fight Between Woman, Ex-HusbandA Tallahassee man is under arrest after he confronted his ex-wife then shot her boyfriend, according to authorities.
Planned Parenthood Seeks Injunction After Abortion AllegationsPlanned Parenthood is asking a judge for an emergency ruling after allegations three of their Florida clinics were performing second- trimester abortions without proper licensing.
New Congressional Districts Taking FireMembers of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.
Sides Agree On September Court Date In Redistricting FightThe 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.
Senate Redistricting Battle LoomsAs the battle over Florida's political boundaries looms, the Florida Supreme Court is set to make a decision on the disputed congressional districts.
Judge Considers Challenge To Abortion Waiting PeriodA Leon County circuit judge is considering a challenge to a law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion. All this just days before the law is set to take effect.
Amendment 1 Backers Sue Lawmakers Over FundingSupporters of Amendment 1 filed a lawsuit Monday claiming state lawmakers in a newly approved budget misappropriated more than $300 million of the money voters wanted for environmental land management and acquisition.
State Must Pay $810,475 For Sansom's Corruption DefenseFormer House Speaker Ray Sansom, who beat his 2009 corruption charges, must now be awarded $810,475 by the state of Florida for his legal fees.