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.
Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.
The Associated Press published a story about missing Coral Springs man Robert Levinson Thursday, but not before Senator Bill Nelson asked the AP to not publish the story.
Roughly 260,000 people enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges in November, more than double the October sign-ups that were plagued by a malfunctioning healthcare.gov website.
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio said late Tuesday that he opposes a new bipartisan budget deal agreed to by chief negotiators Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash).
Panhandle residents sounded off Thursday against the state expanding gambling.
With the slim metal tubes becoming a trendy alternative to regular cigarettes, a Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is calling for new and tougher federal laws to crackdown on identity thieves who use someone else’s name to steal their tax refunds.