House Panel Passes Gambling DealA House panel has overwhelmingly supported a trio of gambling bills that would ratify a $3 billion deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe, do away with greyhound racing while allowing dog tracks to keep operating other games, and open the door for slot machines in Palm Beach County.
Legislature Releases Gambling Proposal Adding Craps, Roulette To CasinosA gambling proposal that would let the Seminole Tribe add craps and roulette to its casinos is currently being taken into consideration by the Florida Legislature.
Zika Concerns Has Broward Mosquito Control ScramblingMosquito Control has been bombarded with calls since the governor declared a health emergency in Broward because of the Zika Virus.
History Says Florida Is More Prepared For Zika Virus Than MostConcerning the Zika virus and the insect blamed for its spread, Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in possibly a better position than most.
Zika Virus Hits Broward, Governor Vows To Prevent SpreadGovernor Rick Scott announced three new incidents of the Zika virus showing up in Florida, including one case in Broward County.
Abortion Restrictions Pass House Panel After DebateAfter a passionate debate, a House panel on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging bill that would place more regulations on abortion clinics and address issues such as the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
State Brings On New Prison Health ProviderState corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for more than three-fourths of Florida's 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away from a five-year, $1.2 billion contract three years early.
More Abortion Restrictions Advancing In Florida LegislatureAnti-abortion forces in the Florida Legislature are advancing a handful of bills they say are aimed at protecting the health of women, but that opponents say aim to deny access to abortions.
House Tax-Cut Package: Too Much Or Not Enough?Several House Democrats expressed apprehension Wednesday about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package that Republican leaders unveiled this week.
House Focused On Gov. Scott Tax CutsThe state's House will focus on Gov. Rick Scott's request for more than $1 billion in mostly business-friendly tax cuts, Speaker Steve Crisafulli said after a key senator announced the Senate's budget package likely will include a Scott priority of $250 million for economic incentives.
Senators Ready To Weigh In On Fantasy SportsWith some other states saying daily fantasy-sports games are a type of gambling, Florida senators this week will wade into the debate with a bill that would regulate the industry.
Florida Senator Pushing For State To Boost Film, TV IndustryThis week, an influential senator stated "as loudly as I can" that the state needs to provide assistance for the film and television industry, as lawmakers review Gov. Rick Scott's push for $250 million in business-recruitment incentives.