Florida Senate Panel To Change Seal - AgainFlorida's Senate is giving their official seal another makeover. Last year they voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from the official seal but did not make a final decision on what the new seal should look like.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Heads To Senate FloorA proposal that would shift the burden of proof to the state in cases involving Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law is poised to go to the full Senate after stalling in the House.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Still Moving In SenateA proposal that would change the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases is holding on for dear life after nearly dissipating in the House. The bill is now slated to go to the Senate Rules Committee.
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.
Obama's Cuba Actions Earn Rebuke From Senate CommitteeA symbolic rebuke of President Obama's effort to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba sailed through a Senate committee Thursday.
Emergency Gun Bill To Get Second Shot In SenateAfter a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For TalksThe House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.
Deadline Looms For Sun Life DealTime is growing perilously short for the Miami Dolphins and the South Florida Super Bowl Committee to put together a public referendum vote on whether or not to contribute public money to the renovation of Sun Life Stadium.
Sun Life Stadium Plan Passes Another Sen. CommitteeThe plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium came one step closer to a full vote in the state senate when the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill.
House Committee Releases Prison Privatization Bill Proposal A proposal for privatizing prisons in 18 counties in the state, a bill that with a few differences, was released late Friday by The House Justice Appropriations Committee.