Justices Send Redistricting Battle To Lower CourtAfter lawmakers failed last month to agree on a congressional redistricting plan, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the issue back to a circuit judge who will try to piece together a map that meets constitutional requirements.
House Takes Redistricting Fight To CourtThe House headed to court Monday as the next step in a heated battle with the Senate over how to redraw Florida's 27 congressional districts.
Lawmakers To Hold Special Session On RedistrictingFlorida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon.
Amendment 1 Supporters 'Exploring Every Option'Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment 1 contend lawmakers "ignored" the desires of voters by using a boost in environmental funding to cover the costs of daily state operations while setting aside too little for land buying.
Florida Legislators Reach Broad Deal On State BudgetState Republican leaders say they have a broad deal on a new state budget.
Film Industry Wants Another Shot At IncentivesThe film and television industry in Florida wants lawmakers to take another look at a revamped production-incentives package that stalled when the House cut short the regular legislative session.
House Rules Chief Points To 'Radio Silence' In Session MeltdownFrustration over the Senate's response to settle a health-care budget stand off led to Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli's decision to stop the 2015 legislative session early, according to one of the speaker's top lieutenants.
Gambling Bill Remains A Long ShotDespite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Scott To File Suit Against Feds Over Health Funding
Overtime Looming For LawmakersEnding weeks of speculation, Republican legislative leaders Wednesday acknowledged they won't be able to wrap up budget negotiations before the scheduled May 1 end of the 2015 session.
Crisafulli Rules Out State Pension Changes In 2015The House has abandoned plans to overhaul the state pension plan for public employees, at least for this year, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said Monday.
Water Not A Commodity For Late Session Bargaining? If the House and Senate can't find common ground on water policy in the next 50 days, then they'll try again next year, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said this week.
House Panel Blocks Medicaid Dental ChangesA House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program's system of providing dental services to children.
Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care LicensingA bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.
Lawmakers Look To Drug 'Antagonist' To Halt OverdosesHouse and Senate committees this week backed proposals aimed at helping stop potential drug overdoses.