'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.
Lawmakers Look At Medical Marijuana BillA Senate panel is taking up a bill this week that would allow terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana.
Plaintiffs Back Off Changes To Tampa-Area DistrictsA coalition of voting-rights organizations has withdrawn two state Senate redistricting proposals it had submitted to a Leon County judge, virtually ensuring that at least one district will cross Tampa Bay when the legal fight ends.
Pot Proposals For Terminally Ill Push ForwardMeasures that would legalize full-strength medical marijuana for terminally ill patients received preliminary approval from House and Senate committees Tuesday, but not before one version underwent a major change that could have a dramatic impact on the state's current cannabis law.
Senate Moves To Fix Early-Intervention ProgramA Senate panel is looking to help Early Steps, which serves infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays --- and which has been struggling to keep up with the growing demand for its services in Florida.
Republican Presidential Candidates Juggle Day Jobs, Campaign Amid growing tensions between Republican presidential hopefuls, some are having to juggle their day jobs with campaigning.
Bill Would Restrict Trying On 'Intimate Apparel'A Senate Democrat is renewing an attempt to place restrictions on people who try on underwear and swimsuit bottoms in retail stores.
Nan Rich Receives Support From Murphy In Commission RaceAfter getting brushed aside by Democratic Party leaders during her bid for governor last year, former state Sen. Nan Rich has received the support of U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy as she tries to return to elective office.
Lingering Issues Raise Possibility Of Another SessionOfficially, as of Tuesday, there will be 85 days left until the Legislature returns to the Capitol for committee meetings and 203 days left until the 2016 legislative session begins. But even as a special session to deal with the state budget finally came to an end Friday, there were questions about whether another session might become necessary this year.
Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers HomeAfter two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.
Florida Legislators Reach Deal On Conservation MoneyEnvironmental groups got a small win after Florida legislators reached a deal to set aside money to buy land for environmental projects – though it’s less than what the groups wanted.
Lawmakers Strike Deal On Economic DevelopmentNegotiators from the House and Senate slashed almost $60 million in economic development spending Saturday as the Legislature drew closer to an elusive final deal on a state budget for the year that begins July 1.