House Passes Abortion Waiting Period BillWith the Senate also poised to take up the issue, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions.
Slow Going In Legislative SessionJust past the the midway point in the legislative session, Florida lawmakers have done little more than set a presidential primary date.
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 Bill Would Crackdown On Unruly Youth League CoachesUnsportsmanlike conduct by coaches could be a season ender for them.
Lawmakers Want Flags Made In The USAFlorida marched one step closer Friday to requiring American and state flags flying at government buildings to be sewn in the United States with home-grown materials.
Health Care At Center Of House, Senate Budget DifferencesThe House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.
State House Backs $690 Million Tax Cut PackageHouse members backed Gov. Rick Scott's push to reduce taxes on cell-phone bills and pay TV on Tuesday. And they bettered the governor, by $17 million, in rolling out a $690 million tax-reduction package that offers a slew of sales-tax holidays and eliminating taxes on gun-club memberships, college textbooks, materials purchased at book fairs and vehicles purchased overseas and brought to Florida by military members.
State Senate Shows "Solidarity" Against Cuba DiplomacyAfter sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama's decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba.
House Panel Takes Aim At Drone UseA House panel has approved a bill aimed at preventing the use of aerial drones to capture images that could infringe on the privacy of property owners or occupants.
Father's Fight For Safer Pools Stalls In TallyA South Florida father's push for safer pools after his seven year old son was electrocuted in the family's North Miami pool has stalled in Tallahassee.
State House Panel Takes Up Prisons Reform Proposal
A Look At The 5 Biggest Issues For The Florida LegislatureFlorida's GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.