A state senator from Venice is hoping the third time is the charm to pass legislation which would ban drivers from typing or reading texts, emails or other electronic messages while behind the wheel.
A legislative committee in Tallahassee has voted to ban texting while driving.
People without jobs in Florida could get less money in unemployment compensation under a bill passed Tuesday by the Florida Senate. The House has passed a similar bill, and must now consider the Senate’s changes.
A bill that would change the way the state calculates its minimum wage is ready go to the full Senate, after approval Tuesday by the Budget Committee.
The future of Governor Rick Scott’s signature corporate tax cut proposal is in doubt after leading senators sent mixed signals and a skittish committee temporarily postponed consideration of the measure at its last scheduled meeting on Monday.
A bill paving the way for up to five “destination resort” casinos to open in Florida finally passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Tuesday.
Blasted by everyone from Florida’s struggling unemployed the businesses that fund part of every unemployment check, the Florida Senate appears to backing down from a hardline bill to cut benefits and raise unemployment taxes, with a new, softer proposal announced Tuesday.