Florida Lawmakers Pass Elections Bill Aimed At Making It Harder To Cast Mail BallotsWith time running out before the end of this year’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers signed off Thursday night on a controversial elections bill that would make it harder for voters to cast ballots by mail.
Florida Legislators Move Forward With Efforts To Limit Local Government Emergency OrdersLawmakers continued to move forward Tuesday with efforts to limit local-government emergency orders, despite arguments by Democrats that the proposals are a state overreach.
Florida Bill Would Take New Look At Drug Crime SentencingA Florida bill could ease penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers under a strict set of circumstances under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Thursday.
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Florida House The Florida House passed a bill that would expand the use of marijuana for patients with terminal conditions.
Most Public School Teachers Earned 'Effective' Evaluations Last YearMost of Florida's public school teachers earned solid evaluations.
Florida May Penalize Those Who Don't Enforce Immigration LawFlorida may be able to penalize cities, counties and sheriffs who do not enforce federal immigration laws.
House Panel Backs Requirements For City ElectionsA proposal backed by a House panel would require municipal elections in Florida to be held in November or, in some counties, on another single date.
Pot Proposals For Terminally Ill Push ForwardMeasures that would legalize full-strength medical marijuana for terminally ill patients received preliminary approval from House and Senate committees Tuesday, but not before one version underwent a major change that could have a dramatic impact on the state's current cannabis law.
Attorney General Won't Ask Court To Block Pot MeasureFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she will not fight a measure to legalize medical marijuana.
Scott, Legislative Leaders Keep Views Holstered On Gun BillsOwners with concealed-weapons permits could legally bring their sidearms onto college campuses or into legislative meetings --- or wear them openly in public --- under proposals now pending before state lawmakers.
Bill To Allow Guns On University Campuses Moves ForwardLawmakers will once again consider allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on state university campuses.
Scott Signs Bill To Let Children Secretly Tape Their RapistsFlorida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would allow children to secretly record people who rape them.
Dates Set For Special Session; LIP Could Be In TroubleLegislative leaders are set to meet for a special session to find a compromise on Florida's budget.
Senate Democrats Sue Florida House Over Abrupt Session EndDemocrat's in the Florida Senate filed a lawsuit against the Florida House over its abrupt end to the 2015 legislative session.
House Rules Chief Points To 'Radio Silence' In Session MeltdownFrustration over the Senate's response to settle a health-care budget stand off led to Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli's decision to stop the 2015 legislative session early, according to one of the speaker's top lieutenants.