News Service of Florida
Online voter-registration could be coming as soon thanks to a proposal filed by a South Florida senator.
The New Year began with a momentous occasion for many same-sex couples in Florida after a federal judge cleared the way for marriage.
Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.
Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.
As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Decade-old voting equipment is quickly aging in nearly half the state’s counties, and there has been a struggle at the local level to secure money to cover the replacement costs.
About $3 million voters cast their ballots in Florida before election day.
Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.
The director of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities said her agency will be able to provide services for severely disabled young adults in extended foster care under a legislative fix now in the works.
A new Quinnipiac University poll is set to be released Wednesday indicating who may be taking the lead in Florida’s gubernatorial race.