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.
Red Tide Research Bill Gets Final Approval From Florida LegislaturesThe Sunshine State is cracking down on toxic red tide algae blooms after a bill focused on controlling the environmental hazard was given the green light by Florida legislatures.
Florida Legislature Passes Bill To Allow Canada Drug ImportationA bill that would one day allow Floridians to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada has gone to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature.