State Talks With Seminoles Back On TrackA stalemate between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about the tribe's right to offer blackjack and other games at its casinos appears to have thawed, according to a top Senate negotiator.
Lawmakers Could Hold Off On Gambling DealWith a high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe set to expire in July, lawmakers may not have to hold a special session to keep it from falling apart, according to a prominent senator who was instrumental in crafting the agreement, called a compact, five years ago.
State's Lawyers Argue Nursery Ineligible To Fight Pot Rule
Frustrated Senators Push Pot FixCiting frustration with delays in getting non-euphoric cannabis to patients, a Florida Senate panel Thursday pushed forward a revised attempt to create a regulatory framework for the pot industry but did not include changes sought by black farmers who complain they would be shut out of the industry.
House, Senate On Different Gambling TracksHouse and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Senate Committee To Consider Pot RegulationsFrustrated by delays, legislators are ready to create a regulatory framework for the state's medical-marijuana industry and consider broadening a law approved last year.
Senate Backs $3.3M For Teen Injured By Tree LimbThe city of Jacksonville will now have to pay $3.3 million to compensate the family of a teenager who was left paralyzed after being crushed by a large tree limb, after a Senate committee approved a bill on Thursday.
Lawmakers Look To End Speed TrapsFor at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is.
Questions Raised About Proposed Pot RuleA lawyer for the Legislature is questioning the Department of Health's proposed medical-marijuana rule, slated for a public vetting on Monday.
Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway
State-County Dispute Over Juvenile Detention Costs Simmering AgainBoth sides are unhappy that the Legislature failed to come up with a plan for dividing the costs of detaining young offenders between the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and county governments.
Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.