DeSantis Sets Special Election For Hastings SeatA U.S. House seat left vacant because of the death of Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings likely will not be filled until early next year.
'He's Failed To Lead': Rep. Charlie Crist To Challenge Ron DeSantis For Governor's JobRep. Charlie Crist wants his old job as Florida's governor back.
Candidate For Seat Left Vacant By Death Of Rep. Hastings Files Lawsuit Seeking Special ElectionElvin Dowling, who is vying for the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings, has filed a lawsuit trying to force the governor to schedule a special election.
Florida Sales Tax 'Holidays' Headed To Gov. DeSantis' DeskA $196.3 million tax package is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk, after lawmakers on Friday signed off on a series of proposals, including sales-tax “holidays” for back-to-school shopping, hurricane-season preparations and encouraging people to get out for some entertainment and recreation.
‘That’s Abuse’: Parent Of Transgender Athlete Speaks Out Again Legislation Banning Participation In Girls’ SportsYouth sports is a big focus in many children’s lives, but some parents say new legislation may prevent them from participating.
Florida Lawmakers Pass Elections Bill Aimed At Making It Harder To Cast Mail BallotsWith time running out before the end of this year’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers signed off Thursday night on a controversial elections bill that would make it harder for voters to cast ballots by mail.
Social Media Crackdown Legislation Headed To Governor Ron DesantisFlorida lawmakers Thursday night passed a plan to crack down on large social-media companies that block users from their platforms, giving a victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis on one of his top legislative priorities.
Lawmakers Revive, Pass Transgender Athlete BanWith Democrats decrying the “eleventh-hour” move, the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday revived and passed a controversial plan that would ban transgender female athletes from competing on high-school girls’ and college women’s sports teams.
Key West Cruise Ship Issue Re-Emerges, PassesA day after the issue appeared dead, Florida lawmakers late Wednesday approved a measure aimed at overturning a 2020 vote by Key West residents restricting cruise ship operations.
COVID Vaccine ‘Passport’ Ban Clears HouseWith a key lawmaker saying he recognizes that vaccine hesitancy is “real and understandable,” the Florida House on Wednesday approved a measure that would limit local emergency orders and make permanent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 vaccine “passports.”
Florida Lawmakers To Vote Friday On $101.5 Billion BudgetFlorida lawmakers will be able to vote Friday afternoon on a record $101.5 billion budget for the upcoming year and end the regular legislative session on time.