Florida House Approves Office Of Energy MoveAs Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds out for “cooler heads” in the Senate, House Speaker José Oliva is hopeful he will gain support for his chamber’s effort to move the Office of Energy from under her watch.
Newly-Elected Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Promises Audit Of Florida Gun ProgramNewly-elected Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is vowing to do a "deep dive" of the state's concealed weapons permit program once she is sworn into office.
Former Governor Calls On Scott To Stop Water BillFormer Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has added his name to the list of opponents asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a water-policy bill that is expected to be signed Thursday.
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.
Springs Backers Seek Water Policy ChangesAn advocacy group for Florida's natural springs has outlined concerns with a major water-policy bill that is expected to be quickly approved during the upcoming 2016 legislative session.
Opponents Say State's Clean Water Proposal Isn't Good EnoughMore than two years in the making, the House and Senate will take up a statewide water-policy proposal after the 2016 legislative session goes through its opening rituals.
Safley Brings Focus On Child Hunger, Poverty To Food-Bank PostThe new chief of Florida's food banks, Robin Safley, is a former top state agriculture official who has led efforts to bolster nutrition programs for schoolchildren.
State Faces Second Challenge On 'Amendment 1' SpendingA Gainesville-based environmental group has launched a second legal challenge to how lawmakers carried out a constitutional amendment that requires spending on land acquisition and preservation.
Cab Companies Launch Insurance Challenge In Uber WarTaxicab companies in Broward County and Tallahassee filed their second lawsuit against the state in as many days, this time accusing app-based transportation services like Uber and Lyft of operating without proper insurance in Florida.
Florida's Citrus Dept. Has New Leader After Chief's ArrestFlorida's Department of Citrus has a new leader.
Gov. Scott Approved Anti-Trafficking Measure, Vetoes Three Bills Florida Governor Rick Scott approved an anti-trafficking measure among other items as well as vetoed three bills on Tuesday.
Concealed Weapons Applicants Can Get Live Chat HelpOnline help is now being offered to Florida residents who have a concealed weapon license.
Senate Proposes Money To Fight Citrus Disease, Land SnailsThe House and Senate have a slight budget gap dealing with the state’s fight against Giant African Land Snails, but a sizable chasm is ahead in funding to slow a disease infecting Florida’s orange crop.
Florida Sees Surge In Holiday Gun ShoppingFlorida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving.
Credit Card Skimmer Found Inside Gas PumpA state worker doing an inspection at a Boynton Beach gas station found a credit card skimmer inside one of the pumps.