Trial Begins In Dispute Over Former Speaker's Legal FeesA trial began Thursday to determine whether former House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves to be reimbursed for almost $1 million in legal fees from a failed corruption case, with attorneys for the former lawmaker and the state arguing over whether he was involved in a deal that ultimately ended the case.
GOP Consultant Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Block Records Release A Republican consultant trying to keep hundreds of pages of redistricting-related documents secret is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the release of the records in the latest twist in a legal battle over Florida's congressional districts.
New Killer More Dangerous Than Driving DrunkThere’s a new killer in Florida, more dangerous than drunk driving. It’s already outlawed in 44 states but it’s still legal in Florida. It’s the “new” drinking and driving, known as texting and driving, but should it be outlawed in Florida?
Former House Speaker To Fla.: "Reimburse Me"Former House Speaker Ray Sansom is suing the state, saying he should be reimbursed for the costs of defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.
Fla. Republican Chairman Embroiled In Criminal ChargesEven as embattled Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer fights criminal charges related to his former tenure, he is also suing two law firms in connection with his downfall as the party's leader.
FSU, UF Tuition Bill Headed To Gov. ScottA bill that would allow Florida State University and the University of Florida raise tuition above the current 15 percent a year cap is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature.
Florida House Kills Lawmaker Immunity BillThe Florida House of Representatives has killed a controversial bill that would have granted state lawmakers absolute immunity in civil lawsuits.
Fla. House Outlines Budget AllocationsThursday, the Florida House released their overall budget allocations for the coming year where lawmakers will have to close a nearly $2 billion shortfall.
Budget Gap Could Stymie LegislatureState economists said Thursday that there should be modest growth in tax collections this year, but not nearly enough to make a difference with the state’s nearly $2 billion deficit.
Fla. Gov. Scott Has Same Goals, New Realistic Approach Gov. Rick Scott is going into his second legislative session with the same priorities — creating jobs and making the state more business friendly — but this time around his goals are more realistic.
Gov. Scott To Release His Budget Next WeekAs state lawmakers get ready to battle over spending cuts to make up for a $2 billion shortfall, Gov. Rick Scott is readying to release his 2012-13 budget recommendations.
Senate Revives Scott's Business Tax CutGovernor Rick Scott's plan to cut corporate taxes had appeared all but dead as members of the Florida Legislature rebelled, but a new plan seems to have Senate support.
Plan To Split Florida Supreme Court Appears DeadA plan to split the Florida Supreme Court into 2 divisions failed in the Florida Senate Monday night, but there may still be some big changes ahead for Florida's highest court.
Plan To Split Supreme Court AdvancesA plan to split the Florida Supreme Court in two and allow Governor Rick Scott to stack the court with judges favorable to Republican ideals was approved by the House Civil Justice Committee Thursday.
Pill Mill Database Still Supported By SenateStanding in opposition to GOP Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate President Mike Haridopolos reiterated his belief that the pill mill database must stay intact.