Florida Legislature Bills Would Redirect Unused School Guardian FundsTwo Democrats who are critical of Florida’s school guardian program have filed long-shot legislation seeking to redirect money earmarked for training and arming school personnel toward other school security measures.
Florida Lawmakers, Victims Target Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex CrimesAfter hearing the harrowing details of a high-school gang rape, a House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate the time limit for child sex-abuse victims to initiate a criminal case against their abuser.
Florida Lawmakers Eye Continuing Medicaid ChangeFlorida legislators this year will weigh whether to continue a controversial policy that limits the length of time people have to apply for the Medicaid program.
Tougher Gun Laws Could Cause Florida Legislative DivideAs state lawmakers prepare for Tuesday’s start of the 60-day legislative session, Republicans are split on how to address one of the nation’s most divisive political and policy issues: guns.
Florida Lawmaker Proposes Background Checks For Delivery WorkersBackground checks would be required for delivery employees after the murder of a 75-year-old Boca Raton woman in August, under a bill filed Tuesday by Rep. Mike Caruso from Delray Beach.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Budget Would Trim ‘Earmarks’Florida lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon.
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.