House Gambling Plan On A RollCalling it a "love note" to the Senate, a key House committee Monday signed off on a sweeping gambling bill that would ratify a $3 billion agreement with the Seminole Tribe and allow pari-mutuels in at least five counties to add slot machines.
House Looks At Swapping Property Taxes, Sales TaxesA House committee is looking at ways to replace property taxes with a higher state sales tax.
Scott Calls Trimmed Tax-Cut Package 'Positive'A House committee advanced a trimmed tax-cut package Tuesday. It's something Florida Governor Rick Scott calls a "positive" move.
Lawmakers Pan Critics Of Film, TV RemakeAn effort to revamp the state's approach to attracting film and television production is moving forward in the House and Senate, after Republican lawmakers openly panned the plan's most vocal critic.
Small Business Tax Holiday Gets Ok In HouseA House committee approved a plan to create a new sales-tax holiday for small businesses.
House Eyes 'Sin Taxes' For Strip Clubs, Roll-Your-Own ShopsPatrons of strip clubs and adult theaters would have to pay a state surcharge before going in, under a proposal being looked at by state lawmakers who also want to close a tax loophole enjoyed by roll-your-own cigarette shops.
Raise Smoke Tax & Lower Driver Fees, House Dem SaysA South Florida lawmaker wants to increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack and is offering a political sweetener to try to get it passed: Use the money to roll back fees on motorists.