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.
Florida GOP Senators Back Vote-By-Mail OverhaulWith backing from Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Senate committee on Wednesday approved a wide-ranging proposal to revamp vote-by-mail laws, including banning the use of drop boxes and taking aim at a practice known as “ballot harvesting.”
Florida Senate To Take Up Online Sales Tax PlanA proposal that would require many out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians will be one of the first bills taken up by the state Senate.
Florida House Poised To Pass Business Liability ProtectionsThe House moved one step closer Thursday to shielding businesses from lawsuits related to COVID-19, teeing up for passage a bill that would give Florida businesses some of the broadest protections in the country.
House, Senate Show Differences On COVID-19 Liability BillsThe push to fast-track legislation to protect Florida businesses from COVID-19 litigation continues to be bumpy.
House Moves Forward On Health Liability ProtectionsIn a bipartisan vote, a House panel on Wednesday agreed to move forward with a bill that would make it harder to sue nursing homes, hospitals and physicians because of alleged negligence related to COVID-19.
Measure That Would Provide Health Industry With COVID Legal Protections Moves Through Florida Senate Committee
Business COVID Protections Backed In Florida SenateA proposal that would give Florida businesses that “substantially” comply with public-health guidelines broad protection from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by customers and employees has been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee.
Florida Senate Panels To Meet Over 4 DaysTaking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Senate has scheduled meetings over four days as lawmakers gather the week of Jan. 11 for an initial round of committee meetings.