Sen. Gwen Margolis

Powdered Alcohol Ban Approved Amid QuestionsA key Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would ban the sale and use of powdered alcoholic beverages in Florida, though some lawmakers questioned why the state doesn't instead take a regulatory approach.
Senate Seeks To Ban Powdered BoozeSpirits aren't high on the future of powdered alcohol being mixed in Florida.
Bill To Open Fireworks Sales Takes Flight In Senate Under a new measure backed in the Florida Senate on Wednesday, locals as young as 16 will be able to get their hands on bottle rockets or more-powerful fireworks.
Miami Lawmakers File Legislation To Expand Early VotingTwo Miami lawmakers have filed the first legislation that would expand early voting, though the measure wouldn't allow for as many days as previously allowed.
Senate Committee Passes "Parent Trigger" Bill For Failing SchoolsLegislation that would give parents more ability to determine how to make over a failing school was rammed through a Senate committee on Saturday, a likely preview of a contentious floor fight over charter schools, unions and parental support.
Measure Cracks Down On Disabled Parking FraudstersA measure that seeks to crack down on able-bodied people who use disabled parking permits was approved unanimously Thursday by the Senate Transportation Budget Subcommittee.