Bill Would Ban Declawing Cats In FloridaDeclawing cats, unless medically necessary, would be banned under a bill proposed for the 2020 legislative session by Sen. Lauren Book.
Florida Laws On Texting While Driving, Hemp Take EffectMany of the bills passed by the Florida Legislature will go into effect Monday, impacting drivers, students, and immigrants across the state.
Ballot Initiatives Measure Goes To Florida Governor Ron Desantis A controversial measure expected to make it harder for citizens’ initiatives to reach the ballot has landed on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.
Annette Taddeo Plans To Run Again In 2022After winning a special election in 2017 and a full four-year term in 2018, state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, is preparing for her next campaign.
Iconic Florida Scholar Sandy D'Alemberte Dies At 85One of South Florida’s most iconic legal scholars has died.
Toll Road Bill Goes To Gov. DeSantisA measure aimed at expanding or building three toll roads was sent Monday to Gov. Ron DeSantis who will have until May 28th to decide whether to sign it.
Lawmakers Place Barriers On Citizen Ballot InitiativesPatients have access to medical marijuana and kids don’t have to cram into crowded classrooms, thanks to citizen-sponsored changes to the state Constitution.
New State Budget Full Of Spending NuggetsA record $91.1 billion spending plan for next fiscal year will soon be formally transmitted to Governor Ron DeSantis.
2020 Florida Legislative Session Dates SetWhile most sessions traditionally have started in March, voters last year passed a constitutional amendment that requires sessions to start in January in even-numbered years.
ICE To Train Florida Officers To Serve Federal WarrantsThe country's immigration enforcement agency on Monday announced a new partnership in Florida to allow some sheriff's deputies to serve warrants on behalf of the federal government.
Bill That Would Require Ex-Felons To Pay Fees Before Voting To Governor's DeskThe bill now heads to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk, and he has 15 days to decide whether to sign the bill, let it become law, or issue a veto.
Florida Legislature Passes Massive Criminal Justice BillA massive criminal justice bills that revises laws ranging from selling horse meat for human consumption to raising the threshold for committing felony theft is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Effort To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco, Vape Products Goes Up In SmokeThe Florida Legislature won’t pass a proposal to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21, according to House Speaker José Oliva.
Florida House Passes Bill That Allows Arming TeachersIn response to last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, state lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school.
State Lawmakers Pass Bill To Create 3 New Toll HighwaysFlorida could build three new major toll highways under a bill sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis by the state House.