House Gambling Plan Could Get OverhaulHouse Finance and Tax Chairman Matt Gaetz is pushing changes that would match up a House gambling proposal with an even more-expansive Senate bill, but aligning the two packages may not be enough to keep the measure rolling in the Senate.
House Aims To Approve Open-Carry BillThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry sidearms in most public places.
Nurseries Seek To Block Pot ProductionIn the latest twist in a nearly two-year struggle to offer limited types of medical-marijuana in Florida, three nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to at least temporarily block competitors from starting to produce the cannabis.
Open Carry, Stand Your Ground Measures Headed For House VoteThree gun-related measures --- including an open-carry proposal and another that would change the burden of proof in the state's "stand your ground" law --- are headed to the House floor for a full vote.
Selected Nurseries To Start Growing Pot Despite Legal ChallengesFive dispensing organizations selected by state officials promised lawmakers Wednesday they would meet a deadline next month to get medical-marijuana production off the ground, despite legal challenges that could threaten their licenses.
Nurseries Plan To Start Growing Pot Despite ChallengesFive dispensing organizations selected by state officials promised lawmakers Wednesday they would meet a deadline next month to get medical-marijuana production off the ground, despite legal challenges that could threaten their licenses.
'Uber' Proposal Ready For House FloorA proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services such as Uber and Lyft continues to roll through the Florida House.
Supreme Court Signs Off On Medical Marijuana ProposalIn a key step for supporters of legalizing medical marijuana, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would go on the November 2016 ballot.
Challenges Pile Up Over Pot LicensesNurseries have filed more than a dozen challenges to the medical-marijuana licenses granted by Florida health officials, with some asking that the licensing process be put on hold until their petitions are heard in court.
Group Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Sheriff In Gun DebateThe Florida Sheriffs Association is pushing back against criticism targeting Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri for remarks he made last week opposing controversial legislation that would allow people with concealed-weapon licenses to openly carry guns.
State Faces Challenges On Marijuana LicensesThree nurseries rejected by health officials for medical-marijuana licenses are challenging the licenses granted to Florida's first "dispensing organizations," with possibly more appeals on the horizon before a Monday deadline.
St. Pete Ponders Decriminalizing Pot PossessionCommittee members on the St. Petersburg City Council have requested the county to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.