Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Pitches New Teacher, Principal Bonus ProgramGov. Ron DeSantis wants the Florida Legislature to abandon the embattled “Best and Brightest” bonus program and replace it with a new plan to offer bonuses to public-school teachers and principals.
Florida House Looks Again At Abolishing Constitution Revision CommissionThe Florida House is taking a second look at eliminating a powerful state commission that drew controversy last year when it proposed constitutional amendments that tied together seemingly unrelated topics.
Plan Could Help Military Service Members, Veterans Gain College Credits In FloridaService members and veterans could use their military experience for course credits at Florida public universities, colleges and career centers under a proposal approved Wednesday by a Senate panel.
Tax ‘Holidays’ Start Rolling In Florida SenateTax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support Tuesday in the Florida Senate.
Windshield Repairs Fuel Insurance Battle In FloridaAn effort to crack down on alleged fraud in the auto-glass repair industry, particularly along the Interstate 4 corridor, is spurring an insurance battle in the state Legislature.
Florida Safety Panel Focuses On Mental HealthA state commission tasked with making school-safety policy recommendations to the Florida Legislature approved a draft report on Thursday that will highlight a need for more mental health funding.
Florida Senate Panel Backs Scrapping Time Limits For Rape Cases For Victims Younger Than 18A Senate criminal justice panel on Tuesday pushed forward a bill that would remove time restrictions for prosecuting sexual-assault cases where victims are younger than 18.
Florida Considers Forcing Collection Of Tax From Online SalesA bill moving through the state's Senate which would require online sellers to collect sales tax from Floridians and submit it to the state has cleared another hurdle.
Florida GOP Lawmakers Focus On Climate ChangeFlorida lawmakers Monday dug into issues involving climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, phrases mostly kept under wraps by state Republican leaders before last year’s elections.
Florida Lawmakers Continue Gun Control Debate At Committee MeetingAt a committee meeting on Monday, Florida lawmakers once again took up the gun control debate.
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.