House Backs Gun Bills, Trouble Ahead In The SenateAfter more than three hours of debate, with most Republicans in favor and nearly all Democrats opposed, the House approved a pair of controversial gun-related measures that may never reach the Senate floor.
Lawmaker Pitches Pay Raise For All State WorkersIn a district filled with state employees, Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, proposed a measure Friday that would give state workers a 6 percent pay raise July 1st.
Bill To Repeal Ban On "Shacking Up" Takes First StepCouples who live together but are not married could finally become legal again in Florida after 147 years.
Vehicle Registration Fee Rollback Nears Scott RequestLawmakers are closer to giving Gov. Rick Scott one of his priorities for the 2014 session, an election-year rollback of vehicle-registration fees that were raised under the watch of his potential Democratic challenger.
Senate Panel Backs Hurricane-Tax Holiday One of the sales-tax holidays backed by Gov. Rick Scott received Senate committee support Monday, but minor turbulence could be ahead as the measure travels through the Legislature.
Dems Seek Energy-Efficient Sales Tax Holiday Two Democratic lawmakers have filed measures to create a month-long sales tax holiday for purchases of energy-efficient appliances.
Senate Bill Targets Genetically Engineered FoodA South Florida Democrat has filed a bill that would impose labeling requirements to make sure consumers know they are buying genetically engineered foods.
Florida Democrat Files Bill To Kill State's Death PenaltyIt's illegal in 17 states, and a new bill by a House Democrat would make it illegal in Florida.