Florida Online Tax Plan Moving Forward Amid StimulusA windfall of federal stimulus money won't slow a deal between state House and Senate leaders that includes requiring out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians.
Local Orders Imposed During Emergencies Could Be Overturned By Florida Governor, LegislatureOrders imposed by local officials after hurricanes, pandemic outbreaks or other emergencies could be overturned by the governor or Legislature, under a measure that moved forward Tuesday in the Senate.
Florida House Takes Swing At Stadium FundingA proposal is once again in play to eliminate an untouched pool of state money approved in 2014 to help build and renovate professional sports stadiums.
Florida Alcohol 'To Go' Proposal Moving ForwardAn alcohol “to go” bill motored through a second Senate committee Tuesday without opposition.
Florida House Panel Looks To Cap THC In Medical Marijuana ProductsWith Democrats condemning the effort as “reefer madness,” a House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal to impose limits on the amount of euphoria-inducing THC in medical marijuana products.
School Voucher Expansion Ready For Vote In Florida SenateA sweeping proposal to combine Florida’s five major school-voucher programs into two and establish them as taxpayer-backed “education savings accounts” is now teed up for consideration by the full Senate.
Florida Senate Eyes Proposal On Police Drone UseWith some lawmakers expressing concerns about privacy rights, the Florida Senate could be poised to consider allowing law-enforcement agencies to use aerial drones to help with traffic management, collecting crime-scene evidence and eyeing large crowds.
Florida Senate Ready To Weigh Online Sales Tax PlanA proposal is ready to go before the Senate that could cut deeply into the state’s revenue shortfall by requiring many out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians.
'Grandparent Tuition Waiver' Moves In The Florida LegislatureA proposal is advancing in the Florida House that would allow high-performing students who live outside of Florida to pay in-state tuition rates at public universities if their grandparents reside in the Sunshine State.
Florida Lawmakers Face Challenges As 60-Day Session BeginsFlorida lawmakers will take up their 60-day session, as it begins on Tuesday. They will be dealing with the coronavirus, budget questions, anti-riot legislation and an attempt to reign in large technology companies.
Florida Senate Bill Would Add Gender, Gender ID To Hate Crime LawUnder a bill approved by a Florida Senate committee Tuesday, Florida's hate crime law could be expanded to create enhanced penalties for people who commit offenses against someone based on their gender or gender identity.
What Happened To Nearly 90,000 'Missing' Public School Students? Florida Lawmakers, School Officials Looking Into ItFlorida legislators and local education officials are trying to pinpoint what happened to nearly 90,000 “missing” public school students, as public school enrollment estimates have dropped amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Protections Sought For 'Essential,' Front-Line Employees In FloridaAs the Republican-led Florida Legislature moves quickly to provide broad COVID-19 liability limits for businesses, some lawmakers say additional protections should be provided for “essential” and front-line employees showing up for work.
Florida Online Sales Tax Collection Proposal Goes To Senate CommitteeA proposal that would require more online sellers to collect Florida sales taxes and turn the money over to the state will appear Monday before the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee.
Fracking Ban Proposal Re-Emerges In FloridaAfter the issue made little progress last year, Florida Senate Minority Leader Gary Farmer, D-Lighthouse Point, began a renewed effort Tuesday to ban fracking in Florida.