This is the way the legislative session begins: Not with a bang but with a whimper.
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case stemming from a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said juveniles convicted of murder cannot face mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A proposal that envisions Florida marching point in a state version of the post-World War II GI Bill sped through the House on the opening day of the annual legislative session.
The Florida legislative session begins Tuesday and Gov. Rick Scott will give his last State of the State speech before asking voters to elect him to a second term in November.
The new pro soccer franchise in Orlando and Daytona International Speedway would be put on the same playing field with teams from other major leagues when seeking state sales-tax dollars, under a measure advanced Monday in the House.
Devon Bookert scored 16 points off the bench, going 4 for 4 on 3-pointers, as Florida State defeated Georgia Tech 81-71 on Sunday.
Lottery players hoping to win the big prize in the “Mega Money” game will be disappointed.
The Legislature is expected to take up major changes to Florida’s juvenile-justice system during the 2014 session, looking to put more emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation for youthful offenders.
Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
Joining other politicians of the Republican party, Governor Rick Scott said Wednesday that he is opposed to the Arizona bill that would add protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.