House, Senate Ready To Approve Budget PlansLawmakers on both ends of the Capitol worked Wednesday to prepare spending plans for the budget year that begins July 1, with House members squabbling about funding for Planned Parenthood while senators readied a reduction in education property taxes.
Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Bill Would Allow Custodian To Take Over Online Accounts A proposal moving through the Florida Legislature would allow people to designate a custodian for their online accounts after they die or become incapacitated.
State Brings On New Prison Health ProviderState corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for more than three-fourths of Florida's 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away from a five-year, $1.2 billion contract three years early.
Anti-Corruption Bill Faces Rocky Path In Florida LegislatureA major ethics and anti-corruption bill that advocates say is long overdue faces a rocky path in the Florida Legislature.
Farmer To Run For New Eastern Broward Senate SeatWith the fallout continuing from a new Senate redistricting plan, Broward County Democrat Gary Farmer has announced that he plans to run in a newly drawn district that includes much of the eastern part of the county.
House Pushes Scaled-Back Pension ReformHouse leaders are gearing up to take another run at overhauling the pension system for state and county employees in the coming legislative session, potentially by tying the controversial changes to limited tweaks sought by the Senate.
New Senate Numbers Set Off Tampa-Area ScrambleA random renumbering process Tuesday for the newest version of state Senate districts could force lawmakers across Florida into critical decisions --- including a decision that might create a high-profile match-up between incumbent Republicans in Pasco County.
Senate Again Focused On Uber Driver InsuranceThe Senate isn't ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft.
'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.
Prison Health Firm's Exit Leaves State Looking For AnswersFlorida prisons chief Julie Jones is considering hiring temp agencies to fill in the gap after Corizon Health officials decided to walk away from the largest prison health-care contract in the country.
'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.