Florida Senate Bill Tackles School Safety ConcernsAfter a grand jury found “systemic” school-safety failures in Florida school districts, a bill was filed in the Senate Thursday to address some of the panel’s concerns.
Florida Senate Moves Quickly To Thwart Sunscreen BansThe Florida Senate is moving quickly to prevent towns like Key West from banning the sale of sunscreens that contain potentially coral reef harming chemicals.
Florida Forever Could Aid Hurricane Recovery, Sea Level EffortsMillions of dollars in Florida Forever land-conservation funds would be tied to sea-level rise and hurricane recovery under a measure moving forward in the Florida Senate.
Florida Senate Panel Approves Contentious Abortion BillIn a contentious meeting where proponents and opponents talked about God, homosexuality and government intrusion, a Florida Senate panel Tuesday approved a bill that would require minors to obtain permission from their parents before having abortions.
Tax ‘Holidays’ Start Rolling In Florida SenateTax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support Tuesday in the Florida Senate.
Controversial Parental Consent Abortion Bill Teed Up In Florida SenateWith the House already moving quickly on the controversial issue, a Senate committee next week will take up a bill that would require minors to get consent from their parents before having abortions.
Florida Senate Panel Backs Scrapping Time Limits For Rape Cases For Victims Younger Than 18A Senate criminal justice panel on Tuesday pushed forward a bill that would remove time restrictions for prosecuting sexual-assault cases where victims are younger than 18.
Plan Would Let ‘Job Growth’ Money Go To Florida Charter SchoolsFlorida charter schools would be eligible for money the governor controls for regional projects designed to create jobs, under a bill backed by a Senate committee Tuesday.
Florida Fuel Reserve Proposal Floated For DisastersA state Senate Democrat is again proposing that Florida draw up a plan for a strategic fuel reserve to help deal with hurricanes and other disasters.
More Millionaires Fill Florida House, Senate SeatsMore millionaires are deciding how Florida tax dollars should be used and which laws should be passed.
Annette Taddeo Plans To Run Again In 2022After winning a special election in 2017 and a full four-year term in 2018, state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, is preparing for her next campaign.
Florida Senate Readies To Pass Revamped Tax PlanRefunds on farm repairs and fuel used in hauling debris from Hurricane Michael have replaced controversial proposals involving charter schools and hospitals in a tax-relief package ready for Senate approval.
Florida Passes Bill To Promote Career Training In SchoolsTeenagers face countless options when debating what to do with their future while making their way through high school.
Florida Senate Hearing Set For June In Case Of Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott IsraelA Senate special master will begin hearing arguments June 18 in the high-profile dispute about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
Florida Senate Passes Bill Raising Age To Buy Tobacco Products From 18 To 21With almost no debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.