Florida Senate Sponsor Of Transgender Athlete Bill Sets It AsideA proposal that would make it more difficult for transgender athletes to compete on girls’ and women’s high-school and college teams stalled Tuesday in a state Senate panel.
Social Media Crackdown Moves ForwardA Senate committee Monday narrowly approved a measure that would crack down on social-media companies, an issue that is a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Senate Signs Off On Controversial Protest BillRepublican lawmakers handed Gov. Ron DeSantis one of his top legislative priorities Thursday, with the Florida Senate giving final passage to a contentious law-and-order measure spawned by nationwide protests after last year’s death of George Floyd.
Florida Senate Ready To Pass Controversial Protest BillThe Florida Senate is poised to deliver one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities, after spending hours Wednesday considering a controversial proposal that would create a new crime of “mob intimidation,” enhance penalties on riot-related offenses and make it harder for municipalities to trim spending on law enforcement.
Florida Protest Bill Ready For Senate SpotlightAfter fierce debate in the House about a law-and-order bill that is a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, the focus is ready to shift to the Senate.
Social Media Crackdown Emerges In Florida SenateThe Florida Senate is poised to start moving forward with a proposal designed to crack down on social-media companies that block users from their platforms, a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Senate Weighs School, College Pandemic ConcernsIn an effort to offset COVID-19’s impacts on Florida’s education system, a Senate committee Tuesday gave bipartisan support to a proposal that would shield public-school students from testing accountability this year and protect colleges and universities from lawsuits.
Florida Senate Looks To Shield Colleges From COVID-19 LawsuitsA Senate committee Tuesday will take up a bill that would shield colleges and universities from lawsuits over decisions to shut campuses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida House, Senate Spending Plans Point To 'Lean Year' For Higher EDHouse and Senate budget leaders are eyeing cuts to higher education spending, but early recommendations would go about it in different ways.
Florida's 'Anti-Riot' Bill Faces Uncertain Fate In SenateA measure that would stiffen penalties against violent protesters that was approved in the state's House, but momentum could slow down considerably, and maybe even come to a screeching halt in the Senate, as lawmakers approach the midway point of their two-month session.
Florida Senate Proposes Money For Everglades, Sea Level RiseGovernor Ron DeSantis would get more than he requested for Everglades restoration and water projects in the coming year under an initial Senate budget proposal that also would set up a grant program to address sea-level rise.
Felony Charges Against Former Sen. Frank Artiles Prompt Florida Dems To Call For New Senate Election; Republicans Say NoFlorida Democrats are demanding that a state senator resign and a special election be held after a prosecutor charged a former Republican legislator with fraud related to a razor-thin Miami-Dade County race last year.
Florida Senate Votes To Close Sex Offender LoopholeThe state's Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would close a loophole in Florida's sexual offender registration law in response to a child molester who didn't have to register because he didn't pay a court-ordered fine.
Deal Reached On COVID-19 Liability ProtectionsLegislative leaders announced Thursday they have an agreement on COVID-19 liability protections for businesses, nursing homes and other health-care providers and that a bill should be headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk late next week.
Florida Senators Back Plan On Sea Level RisePart of a House plan to combat impacts of rising sea levels drew bipartisan support Monday in what is expected to be a short trip through Senate committees.