Florida Senate Pays $900K To Settle Retaliation Dispute Over Sexual Harassment AllegationsMore than a year after sexual-harassment allegations brought down a powerful lawmaker, the Florida Senate has reached a $900,000 settlement with a legislative aide who said she was harassed and later faced retaliation.
FDLE Opens ‘Active’ Investigation Of LatvalaState law-enforcement officials have found probable cause to open a criminal investigation into possible wrongdoing by former Sen. Jack Latvala.
Sen. Jack Latvala Resigns Amid Sex Harassment AllegationsHe still says he's innocent but Sen. Jack Latvala has resigned amid a sex harassment scandal.
Investigation Concludes Jack Latvala Likely Touched Woman InappropriatelyBad news for one of the candidates running for Governor of Florida.
Florida House Speaker Blasts Senator Accused of Sexual HarassmentFlorida House Speaker Corcoran has reiterated his call for Sen. Latvala to resign saying “the reports [of sexual harassment] are grotesque.”
POLITICO: Florida Senate Employee Files Complaint Latvala Groped HerPOLITICO Florida reports a woman who filed a sex harassment claim against Sen. Jack Latvala, is a Senate employee.
Florida Senator Accused Of Groping Removed As Budget ChairA Florida senator accused by six women of groping or making demeaning comments about their bodies is being removed from his powerful position as budget chairman.
Negron Orders Sexual Harassment Probe Of Budget ChiefSenate President Joe Negron has ordered a probe into allegations that Jack Latvala sexually harassed legislative staff and lobbyists.
Florida Senator Pushing For State To Boost Film, TV IndustryThis week, an influential senator stated "as loudly as I can" that the state needs to provide assistance for the film and television industry, as lawmakers review Gov. Rick Scott's push for $250 million in business-recruitment incentives.
New Proposal Would Help Firefighters Battle CancerA new bill wants to protect firefighters who may eventually be diagnosed with cancer.
Senate Still Skeptical About Scott Corporate Cash DemandsState senators still aren't buying Gov. Rick Scott's argument that Florida's business recruitment agency is running short of the cash needed to close corporate relocation deals.
Gaetz, Book Bring In Campaign CashIn the halls of the Florida Capitol, the names Gaetz and Book are almost universally recognized.
Scott Keeps Pressure On Lawmakers For Business IncentivesGov. Rick Scott continues putting pressure on lawmakers to attract more companies to Florida and has advised business owners to do the same.
Lawmakers Say Complaints Continue About Unemployment WebsiteFloridians continue to report problems with the state's 2-year-old unemployment benefits website, according to lawmakers.
Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers HomeAfter two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.