Money For Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Plane Remains In Holding PatternMoney for a plane for Gov. Ron DeSantis is still up in the air.
House Bill Seeks Tough Stance On Sanctuary CitiesA House panel Wednesday began to advance a controversial ban on so-called sanctuary cities that would lead to tough penalties if local governments do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, including removal of local officials from their posts.
State House Bill Would Have Human Trafficking Information Taught In SchoolsA bill moving through the state's House would require that children in Florida's public schools be taught the dangers and warning signs of human trafficking.
Florida House Cuts Tourism, Economic Development MoneyThe tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida would only be funded for three months, while Enterprise Florida wouldn’t get any state money as part of a budget proposal released Tuesday by a House panel for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Florida's Felon Voting Rights Restoration Bill Wins Approval, Critics ConcernedFlorida's felon voting rights restoration bill won approval Tuesday from a Florida House committee, over the objection of advocates who helped get rights restoration placed in the state constitution.
Florida House Felons’ Rights Plan Spurs QuestionsHookers who’ve been convicted of prostitution three times, cyberstalkers and inmates who expose themselves to prison workers wouldn’t be eligible to have their voting rights automatically restored.
Florida House Poised To Consider Higher Ed Spending ChangesThe Florida House is expected Tuesday to start moving forward with a plan that would revamp spending rules for the higher education system, including on construction projects.
Florida House Panel Recommends Stricter Scrutiny In Wake Of UCF ScandalThe Florida House’s top investigative committee adopted a series of recommendations on Thursday that would reform spending practices in the state university system.
Florida Legislators Target Child-Like Sex DollsSelling child-like sex dolls would be a crime in Florida under a measure ready to go to the full Senate.
House Panel Gives Go-Ahead To NRA-Backed Gun BillsA Florida House panel Tuesday advanced two gun bills, backed by the National Rifle Association.
Florida Legislature Bill Would Protect Businesses From Large Lawsuit AwardsA Florida House bill making its way through the legislature would limit non-economic lawsuit awards to $1 million.
Ten Big Issues To Watch During The 2019 Florida Legislative SessionFlorida lawmakers will gather March 5 in the House chamber to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis give his first State of the State address, the traditional start of the 60-day legislative session.
Florida Moving To Allow Smokable Medical MarijuanaThe issue of medical marijuana has been one of the most-discussed topics among Florida politicians in recent years.
Tax Breaks Proposed To Help Seniors Live At HomeA freshman state House member has proposed offering sales-tax exemptions on items that can help seniors live independently in their homes.
Florida Lawmakers Could Consider E-Verify Requirement For EmployersFlorida businesses would have to use a federal database to verify the immigration status of new employees, under proposals filed in the House and Senate for the 2019 legislative session.