Negron Zeros In On Dispute Over Juvenile Detention CostsFlorida's long-running conflict between the state and counties over how to share juvenile-detention costs is flaring again --- and a powerful lawmaker is unhappy about what is happening.
Counties, DJJ Renew Legal Fight About Detention CostsA decade into a dispute about how to divvy up the costs of detaining young offenders, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and more than two-dozen counties are digging in for more legal fighting.
E-Cigarette Bill Draws FireNobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. But an effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.
Legislation Could Limit Growth Of Vacation Rentals Local governments want back some control over short-term vacation rentals, contending that a nearly 3-year-old state law has allowed little-regulated mini-hotels to grow amid residential communities.