Senate President Don Gaetz
Florida economist are painting a good picture for the sunshine state’s economy, projecting steady growth over the next few years.
Legislative leaders in the Sunshine State, calling to pull away from a multi-state partnership preparing new tests for student learning, have set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s student testing standards.
Now that the dust has settled on the most recent legislative session, Florida Gov. Rick Scott should feel good about the things he wanted to accomplish. In the end he got most of them — but it didn’t come easy.
On the first say of regular session, the Florida Senate unanimously approved a sweeping series of ethics reforms for legislators and other public officials, even dumping a provision that would have delayed an anti-lobbying measure until after the 2014 elections.
After more than two years of fighting the federal health overhaul, Florida Republican leaders say they need to prepare to carry out the law.