Florida Lawmakers Look To Ratchet Up School SafetyFor the third time since the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida lawmakers are on the brink of passing legislation to try to bolster school safety.
State Lawmakers Carry Out First Responders' Death Benefits MeasureA Senate panel Tuesday approved a proposal that would set death benefits that would be paid if law-enforcement officers, firefighters, other first responders, and military members are killed while on duty.
New Florida House Speaker Sends Legislators To SchoolFlorida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is sending state legislators to "legislator university."
Florida Legislators Return To Draw New Maps Once AgainFlorida's Republican-controlled Legislature, stung by a harshly worded ruling from the state's highest court, returns to the state Capitol this week for a 12-day special session to draw up new congressional districts.
Florida Legislature To Vote On Budget, End Special SessionFlorida legislators are set to vote on a new state budget on Friday, finally ending their special session.
Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Special Legislative SessionJim and his guests look ahead to the special session, set for June first, during which time legislators must approve a budget.
Florida Legislators Stuff Budget With Millions For ProjectsFlorida Legislators are saying there is only so much money to go around and it's not enough when it comes to making a new state budget.
A Low-Profile Push For Child Welfare In TallahasseeWith gambling, guns, booze and tax cuts on the legislative agenda, the Children's Movement of Florida is pushing for child welfare improvements, a topic that gets little attention.
Florida Legislature Chooses New LeadersTwo Central Florida Republicans have been chosen as the new Senate president and the new House speaker.
Rick Scott To Highlight Job Creation Proposals Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pledging to permanently eliminate manufacturing equipment sales taxes and create new incentives to encourage more science and engineering graduates.
Fla. Legislators Trade Last-Minute Budget Offers With a Tuesday deadline looming for a new state budget, Florida legislators are trading last-minute offers to come up with a final deal.
House & Senate Set To Vote On State BudgetsThe Florida House and Senate are prepared to vote Thursday on each chamber's preferred version of the 2015 state budget.
Legislators In Favor Of Date Change For Future SessionsThe date for Florida legislators to begin their session could be moved up a bit for 2016.
Florida Considering Under 16 Marriage BanFlorida legislators may make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to get married, if a new bill passes through the Senate and House.
Legislator Wants To Increase Texting While Driving Fines In School ZonesThe texting-while-driving ban has only been in place in Florida since October 1, but some legislators are ready to give it some more teeth.