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 Gets Federal Aid To Fight Animal DiseasesFlorida is getting two grants totaling nearly $175,000 to combat animal diseases as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Friday.
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Joins Trump's Defense TeamFormer Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment communications team, will be part of the defense for his Senate trial, according to several Washington, D.C.-based news outlets.
Genetic Information Bill Gets Quick Backing In Florida HouseIncoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls had little trouble Thursday convincing members of a House health-care panel to approve legislation that would prohibit life-insurance, long-term care insurance, and disability insurance companies from using customers’ genetic information in changing, denying or canceling policies.
Florida Bill Would Take New Look At Drug Crime SentencingA Florida bill could ease penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers under a strict set of circumstances under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Thursday.
Florida Supreme Court Sides With Governor DeSantis On Felon Voter RightsFlorida's high court sided with Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines.
Floridians To Vote On Citizenship Amendment In November BallotFloridians will cast ballots in November on a proposed constitutional amendment that would change wording in the state Constitution about the citizenship of voters.
Florida Revenue Forecast Sees UptickFlorida legislators are getting a little more money than previously thought as they piece together a budget for next fiscal year.
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.
NASA Completes First All-Female Spacewalk Of 2020NASA completed its first spacewalk of 2020 and it was done by all-female astronauts.
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Agreement For Purchase Of 20,000 Acres Of Everglades Wetlands To Prevent Oil DrillingFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his administration and the South Florida Water Management District have reached an agreement to purchase 20,000 acres of land in the Everglades.
Court Wades Into Marijuana Licensing Dispute In FloridaA Tampa-based orchid grower seeking to enter Florida’s highly restricted medical-marijuana market tried to convince a state appeals court Tuesday that health officials erred in granting a handful of medical-marijuana licenses to competing firms last year.
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.
Gun Proposal Draws Fire From Florida Governor Ron Desantis, House Speaker Jose OlivaA day after a committee unanimously signed off on one of Senate President Bill Galvano’s top priorities, Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Jose Oliva expressed skepticism Tuesday about the sweeping gun-control measure.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers State Of The State AddressGovernor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday delivered his State of the State address to formally start the 2020 legislative session.