Florida Asks Federal Judge To Shut Down Blackjack Tables The state of Florida is demanding the Seminole Tribe of Florida immediately shut down blackjack tables at its casinos, going as far as filing a lawsuit to make it happen.
State, Seminoles Headed Into Mediation Over BlackjackThe Seminole Tribe and Florida officials are headed to mediation to resolve a possible standoff over the future of black jack at most of the tribe's Florida Casinos.
Supreme Court Cracks Down On Errant JudgesThe Florida Supreme Court is cracking down on errant judges, more than it has in the past.
Bush: 'My Hope Is I'll Be A Candidate'Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addressed more than 400 business people Tuesday, capping off a day of speeches by declared and possible GOP presidential candidates at a summit hosted by current Governor Rick Scott.
Scott Calls Trimmed Tax-Cut Package 'Positive'A House committee advanced a trimmed tax-cut package Tuesday. It's something Florida Governor Rick Scott calls a "positive" move.
Judge Clears Legal Web For Patients To Get MarijuanaA judge's decision may mean patients could have access to non-euphoric pot products by the end of the year.
Prison Reforms Scuttled As Lawmakers Head HomeA push to reform Florida's embattled prison system died after the House abruptly adjourned on Tuesday.
Another Pot Hearing Sought To Clear Up Proposed RuleFlorida's Department of Health is set to hold another hearing to clarify a proposed medical marijuana rule that has caused some confusion.
New Prisons Chief Wants More Money, OversightFlorida's new prison chief is asking for more money and more oversight. All this two weeks after taking the helm of Florida Department of Corrections.
Cowboy Wedding Brings Tears, LaughterWearing cowboy boots and bolo ties, Steve Schlairat and Ozzie Russ exchanged wedding vows as they stood beside two saddles perched atop bales of hay on a chilly Saturday afternoon with friends and family looking on.
Gay Marriage Fight Finds Unlikely Home In Rural PanhandleStephen Schlairet and Ozzie Russ have almost as much in common with their neighbors in the tiny Panhandle community of Chipley as the way of life that sets them apart.
Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests UnconstitutionalA federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.
Republican Turnout, Wave Overwhelmed CristThe Democratic plan meant to get Republican Gov. Rick Scott's gubernatorial seat for the next four years failed on Tuesday evening.
Scott, Crist Push Turnout In Key AreasGov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist spent Friday scrambling to persuade voters besieged by negative ads to head to the polls as the final full week of campaigning came to a close.
Controversy Emerges Over Allowing Guns In SchoolsMilitary veterans or retired law-enforcement officers with concealed weapons permits and special training could be designated to bring guns into elementary, middle and high schools under a proposal moving through the Florida Legislature.