Controversial Water Protection Bill Passes In Senate, Moves To HouseDespite objections from environmentalists, the Florida Senate unanimously passed a massive bill on Wednesday aiming to protect and restore the state's springs, waterways and groundwater.
House Panel Backs Fantasy Sports BillA House panel Tuesday approved a plan that would shield the fantasy-sports industry from Florida's gambling laws, though some lawmakers expressed concerns about a lack of regulations.
Controversial Gun Bills Remain Under Senate ReviewAs the annual legislative session got underway Tuesday, the chairman of an influential Senate committee has yet to decide if members will hear two controversial gun measures.
Gambling, Guns, Tax Cuts And More Facing Florida LawmakersTallahassee is going to be a busy place in the coming months.
Senate Panel Could Hold Key To Gun BillsFlorida lawmakers will enter the annual legislative session Tuesday with a full clip of firearm-related bills.
Scott's Budget Plans Could Face SqueezeAn election-year budget that includes huge tax cuts, record funding for public schools and a new initiative to bring jobs to Florida might be good politics for lawmakers. The question is whether they can afford it.
New Senate District Numbers To Be Picked TuesdayThe state Office of the Auditor General will conduct a lottery to randomly assign Senate district numbers on Tuesday, said Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, in a memo released Monday.
Senate Again Focused On Uber Driver InsuranceThe Senate isn't ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft.
State Leaders Look To Improve Mental-Health Funding, PolicyAfter an ambitious effort to revamp Florida's mental-health treatment system died at the end of the last legislative session, state officials are readying a new round of proposals for 2016.
Speedway, Football Stadiums To Play For State CashFlorida's three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway.
Senate President Targets Fantasy SportsFlorida Senate President Andy Gardiner is exploring what the state can do to shut down the online daily sports sites like FanDuel and DraftKings.