A 250-mile bicycle trail across Central Florida, a pet project of the next Senate president, is on the verge of getting $15.5 million in next year’s state budget.
House and Senate negotiators said Tuesday they had agreed to spend about $47 million in new money on Florida’s child-welfare system, which has been the focus of legislative scrutiny after a series of children’s deaths from abuse and neglect last year.
The Senate has drained a recurring pool of money from a measure intended to provide long term protection and management of the state’s endangered natural springs.
Lawmakers began meeting as joint House and Senate negotiating committees late Monday, starting a weeklong sprint to craft a final spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.
A Senate proposal that would allow small craft brewers to directly sell beer in bottles and cans, as long as they limit how much beer is made for off-site sales, continues to leave a bad taste for the growing industry
The Florida Legislature is poised to pass a landmark measure that would overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare system, as the House and Senate versions of the proposal moved closer together Monday.
For those constantly nagged by unsolicited text messages, Florida’s Senate may soon have a solution
People needing to evacuate their home during an emergency are a step closer to being able to carry a concealed weapon.
Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.
House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.