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.
Ban On 'Disability Abortions' Backed In Florida HousePhysicians who terminate pregnancies solely because women don’t want children with disabilities could face felony charges under a bill moving through the Florida House.
Florida's Higher Ed Bill Adds Tuition Breaks, Lawsuit ProtectionsCombining several higher-education proposals, a bill that would protect colleges and universities from coronavirus-related lawsuits and give tuition breaks to out-of-state students who have grandparents living in Florida is poised for a vote by the full House.
Florida Protest Bill Ready For Senate SpotlightAfter fierce debate in the House about a law-and-order bill that is a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, the focus is ready to shift to the Senate.
'Their Narrative Was A Piece Of Horse Manure': Gov. Ron DeSantis Fires Back At 60 Minutes Report Critical Of Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine RolloutFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis held a news conference in Panama City on Tuesday to talk about long-term recovery from Hurricane Michael, but DeSantis started and ended the news conference with strong words about a 60 Minutes report which criticized the state’s alleged pay-to-play COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, Accused Of Sexual Misconduct, To Speak At ‘Women For America First’ Summit At Trump DoralRep. Matt Gaetz, who is facing allegations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, is set to speak at a “Women for America First” event at Trump National Doral.
'He Was A Fierce Fighter For Civil Rights': Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Dead At 84Fiercely liberal longtime Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings, who made history during his career, died Tuesday at the age of 84.
‘A Tireless Advocate For His Constituents’: South Florida Politicos On The Death Of Congressman Alcee HastingsFlorida Congressman Alcee Hastings, who made history during his career, died Tuesday at the age of 84.
Florida Transgender Athlete Ban Headed To Full HouseA proposal to ban transgender athletes from taking part in girls’ or women’s high-school and college sports is teed up for consideration by the full House after a Republican-controlled education panel overrode fiery objections.