The creation of an information technology department for state government might or might not save Florida money.
The sponsor of a bill that would bring Florida into line with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions on juvenile sentencing offered a compromise Wednesday — but critics said it didn’t go far enough.
Lawmakers easily approved a new rule Tuesday spelling out what qualifies members of the House and Senate to be legal residents of their districts — a constitutional requirement for holding office.
The Florida Senate wasted no time passing a package of bills that are designed to strengthen sexual predator laws. The laws passed on the first day of the legislature’s annual session.
Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
Amid anti-government protests in Venezuela and local rallies to show solidarity with protesters, Senator Marco Rubio spoke on the crisis in the country on Monday.
Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam inspired millions when he came out as homosexual before the 2014 NFL Draft. But, he also inspired those who oppose homosexuals to try to take drastic action.
Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.
A proposal was filed Friday by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, to honor Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.
House and Senate leaders are reaching consensus on a plan that would allow stand-alone casinos in South Florida, if voters approve. But the proposal hinges on whether Gov. Rick Scott, who’s playing his cards close to his vest, seals a deal with the Seminole Tribe.