Sen. Don Gaetz

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senators Question Scott Administration’s Handling Of LIP

Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.

04/15/2015

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Senate Backs Adoption Incentives; Repeals Gay Adoption Ban

After an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program — while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption.

04/14/2015

BOSTON - AUGUST 16:  Textbooks sit on the shelf at Quantumbooks August 16, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Government Accountability Office finds that the average student spends almost $900 on textbooks and supplies, or 26 percent of tuition and fees per year at typical public four-year colleges. The report finds textbook prices have increased 186 percent since 1986.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senate Committee Approves Textbook Tax Break

A measure aimed at making college textbooks more affordable gained unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday, but only after lawmakers stripped out one provision of the bill and a faculty representative pointed out potential problems with another.

03/23/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Unlikely To Get Full School Funding Request

House budget writers unveiled an education spending plan Monday that would provide public schools with almost $47 less per student than Gov. Rick Scott proposed, and a key senator said his chamber was also unlikely to meet the governor’s number when a Senate blueprint is released Tuesday.

03/16/2015

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Senate Higher Ed Panel Backs Guns On Campus

With lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.

03/16/2015

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Foster Kids Adoption Bill Headed To Senate Floor

With backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care system.

03/05/2015

A general view of Greyhounds racing at Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium on October 9, 2014 in Romford, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Greyhound Injury Bill On Fast Track

A bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds could lead the pack of issues when Florida senators start the annual legislative session March 3rd.

02/19/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Increase Adoptions Of Foster Kids

A new bill meant to increase adoptions of foster kids in Florida unanimously passed its first panel on Thursday.

02/05/2015

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Florida Legislature Chooses New Leaders

Two Central Florida Republicans have been chosen as the new Senate president and the new House speaker.

11/18/2014

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Bill Which Would Penalize Underperforming Schools Passes In Senate

In a unanimous vote of 40-0, the Florida Senate passed a bill which, among other things, cuts funding to schools which score below the state average on select end of year tests.

03/07/2012

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