Florida can anticipate about $1 billion in funding for a health-care program at the center of a state budget standoff, a high-ranking federal official wrote in a letter Thursday, giving lawmakers a better idea of what to expect when they begin a special session next month.
With the Senate also poised to take up the issue, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions.
Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.
With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.
Gov. Scott signed the last bill left over from the spring legislative session on Wednesday, leaving unscathed an almost historically high amount of the legislation approved this year.
After months of playing coy, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for the first time on Tuesday publicly acknowledged he is keeping open the option of running for governor.
State workers who were looking forward to a proposed $1,400 pay increase may have to do with less.
A pilot program for syringe and needle exchanges in Miami-Dade County in an effort to curb the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis has received approval from a House subcommittee.
After more than two years of fighting the federal health overhaul, Florida Republican leaders say they need to prepare to carry out the law.