Thad Altman

Senator Wants Tougher Texting-While-Driving LawFlorida's texting-while-driving ban would be strengthened under a proposal filed by Sen. Thad Altman for the 2016 legislative session.
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.
State Senate Targets Texting Behind The WheelA Senate committee has narrowly approved two bills that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving.
Senate Could Consider Tougher Texting LawRight now you can’t be pulled over solely for texting while driving in Florida. But a Brevard County senator has filed a proposal Wednesday that would strengthen the law surrounding the controversial multitasking issue.
State Senators Cruise In Primaries Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.
Scott Defiant In Supreme Court FilingFlorida Governor Rick Scott met a noon deadline when he filed a stern response with the Florida Supreme Court after he was sued by two Florida legislators who are seeking to force Scott to accept the federal money for a high-speed rail line.
State Senators Sue Gov. Scott Over Rail ProjectA bipartisan pair of Florida State Senators has sued Governor Rick Scott in the Florida Supreme Court to force him to accept the federal money for a high-speed rail system.