'It Affects All Floridians': Sea Level Rise Bill Heads To Gov. Ron DeSantisTens of millions of dollars a year would go to combat the effects of rising sea levels under bills passed Thursday by the Florida House and headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Senate Backs Retirement System Revamp Which Phases Out State Pensions To New Teachers And OthersAmid fierce opposition from Democrats, the Florida Senate on Thursday approved a proposal that would block future teachers and other government workers from enrolling in the state’s traditional pension plan.
Rep. Matt Gaetz To Headline "Women for America First" In DoralEmbattled U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation for sex trafficking, is expected to be the keynote speaker at a "Women for America First" event this weekend at the Trump National Doral Miami.
Flags Will Be Lowered To Half-Staff Tuesday To Honor Rep. Alcee HastingsFlags will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday at the state Capitol in honor of Congressman Alcee Hastings, who died this week at age 84.
Controversial Bright Futures Funding Change Clears Florida SenateDespite an outcry from opponents warning that “guaranteed” Bright Futures scholarship funding could be upended, the Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would tie aid amounts to money set aside in each year’s state budget.
House Vote-By-Mail Proposal Gets OverhaulA controversial elections bill focused largely on the state’s vote-by-mail process underwent an overhaul Thursday in the Florida House, but critics say it still poses unnecessary barriers to voters.
CBS News: Feds Looking Into Matt Gaetz Trip To The Bahamas As Part Of Probe Into Sex TraffickingThere is more scrutiny for embattled Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz as federal investigators seek to determine whether a trip to the Bahamas may be part of a Department of Justice investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and prostitution, according to CBS News.
Florida Senate To Move Forward On Gambling BillsAmid ongoing talks with the Seminole Tribe about a gambling deal, Senate President Wilton Simpson wants to move forward with other measures that would create a state gaming commission and lift a long-debated requirement on pari-mutuel facilities. 
Online Tax Plan Easily Clears Florida HouseA plan to use taxes on sales by out-of-state online retailers to help Florida businesses is heading back to the Senate for a final vote after passing in the House on Thursday.
'Alcohol To Go' Gets Senate Green LightThe Florida Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would make permanent a move that has allowed restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks with take-home meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York Times: Embattled Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Sought Preemptive Pardon In Finals Weeks Of Trump's PresidencyEmbattled Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz privately sought blanket preemptive pardons for himself and his congressional allies during the final weeks of Donald Trump's presidency, two people familiar with the discussions told The New York Times.