Elections Chief Says Florida Ready For A Big YearThe state's top elections official has expressed confidence that Florida will be ready for the 2016 elections, starting with the March 15 presidential primary and going through the November general election.
Farmer To Run For New Eastern Broward Senate SeatWith the fallout continuing from a new Senate redistricting plan, Broward County Democrat Gary Farmer has announced that he plans to run in a newly drawn district that includes much of the eastern part of the county.
Bill Would Allow Students To Take Computer Coding As LanguageComputer coding could be the next option for students wanting to take a language class.
Bill Would Increase Legal Age To Operate Personal WatercraftThe minimum age to operate a personal watercraft, such as a Jet Ski, in most state waters would increase from 14 to 16 under a proposal filed by Sen. Jeremy Ring of Margate.
Lawmaker Pushes For Computer Coding In SchoolsA state senator has proposed a bill that would require a computer-coding curriculum in high schools.
Senate Bill Would Crackdown On Unruly Youth League CoachesUnsportsmanlike conduct by coaches could be a season ender for them.
Senators Back Jobs Bill For Disabled Floridians
State May Have To Pay Sexually Abused TeenA girl who was sexually and physically abused after the state placed her in the home of a relative could receive $800,000 in compensation, under a bill filed this week by Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate.
State Technology Agency Measure On Its Way To Gov. ScottFlorida is closer to having a long-discussed information-technology agency to oversee large computer projects and set tech policy for state government.
Pension Bills Now Coming Together Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.
Controversial Abortion Restriction Bill Moving Forward Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability.