School Voucher Program Struggles In SenateThe idea to expand the main private school voucher program continues to struggle in the Florida Senate.
Legislature Poised To Open Courthouse Doors For Undocumented Lawyer In another sign that the conservative House is warming to the plight of immigrants, the chamber gave overwhelming support Thursday to a proposal that would enable a Mexican-born Eagle Scout to practice law in Florida.
Big Push In Final Week Of Florida Legislative SessionIt's coming down to the wire for Florida legislators in their current session. This week is their final week of their 60-day session and they still have lots of unfinished business, including whether to approve a strain of marijuana for medical use.
Illegal Immigrant May Receive Law License Under New Bill The first step toward allowing a Mexican national to get his law license despite the state Supreme Court saying he could not because he’s in the U.S. unlawfully has been taken by the Florida Senate.
Vouchers Back In Play In Florida SenateAn 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state's de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one of House Speaker Will Weatherford's priorities after it was left for dead.
Florida Legislators Ready To Begin Budget NegotiationsThe state's House and Senate are prepared to begin negotiations Monday night on a roughly $75 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st.
MADD, Sheriffs At Odds Over DUI ProposalMothers Against Drunk Driving is objecting to an abstinence-based proposal that would let judges order twice-daily breath tests instead of ignition interlock devices for repeat DUI offenders.
Florida GOP Rakes In Money From Major Companies New campaign finance reports, filed this week, show that millions flowed into the campaign accounts of Florida's two main political parties during the first three months of 2014.
Voucher Bill Set For Vote FridayThe state's House stripped a key component of a measure which expands the state's de facto voucher system, but swatted away Democrats' attempts to make other changes to the bill, setting up a vote as soon as Friday.
House Speaker: "Lights Are Out" On GamblingHouse Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate's first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.
Fla. Pension Bill Advances In Legislature A bill advancing in the Florida Legislature would no longer allow state government elected officials and top employees to be eligible for the state's traditional pension plan.
Gov. Scott To Sign "Florida GI Bill" With legislative leaders saying they want to make the state more military friendly, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday is expected to sign legislation known as the "Florida GI Bill."
Beckham Surprises FMU Soccer Team Florida Memorial University's soccer team got quite the surprise when soccer star David Beckham visited during an afternoon scrimmage on Wednesday.
FL House Passes In-State Tuition BillA lot of work was done in Tallahassee Thursday. Among the bills passed in the House was the one that would let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.
Memorial Services This Week For Former Florida Gov. Reuben AskewFormer Florida Governor Reubin Askew, who died last Thursday at age 85, will be remembered in a series of services this week in Tallahassee and in his hometown of Pensacola.