Firefighter Cancer Benefit Proposal Backed In Florida House, Senate Version To Be Considered Next WeekThe Florida House began moving forward with a proposal that would make firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer eligible to receive disability or death benefits.
Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva To Allow Vote On Bill Providing Financial Help To Firefighters With Cancer After Initially Blocking ItAfter blocking a bill that would provide additional financial help to firefighters who contract cancer, House Speaker Jose Oliva now says he will allow the bill to be voted on.
Facing South Florida: Firefighters & CancerStudies show that firefighters develop cancer at a far higher rate than the average person and are more likely to die from cancer as a result.
State Senate Backs Visit Florida As House Speaker BalksA proposal to keep the state’s tourism-marketing agency open beyond this fall, with no change in funding, moved forward Thursday in the Senate.
Healthcare Issue Is 'Five-Alarm Fire' Says Florida House Speaker Jose OlivaFlorida House Speaker Jose Oliva on Tuesday made his case during an address on the opening day of the legislative session, urging the House to pursue a fiscally conservative agenda by tackling rising health-care costs and “great excesses” in the state university system.
Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva Says New Bill 'Will Allow Smokable Marijuana For Adults'The Florida House will pass a bill allowing a smokable form of medical marijuana, although it will be restricted to adults, according to Speaker Jose Oliva.
'Costs Of Healthcare Are A Runaway Train': Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva On CBS4Florida's incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva will have plenty on his plate during the 60-day legislative session including the issue of healthcare in the Sunshine state.
Facing South Florida: State House Speaker Jose Oliva Discusses Controversial Issues of Healthcare, Gun Safety, Medical Marijuana & MoreIn a wide-ranging interview in advance of this year’s legislative session, Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva sat down with CBS’s Jim DeFede on Facing South Florida.
Incoming Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva On Guns, Arming TeachersDespite the laws passed in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, incoming Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva said he does not believe “we are significantly more safe than we were last year.”
Florida Speaker Jose Oliva Issues Apology For Abortion 'Host Body' Comments On CBS4Incoming Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva is apologizing for comments he made about abortion while taping an interview for CBS4’s Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede.
'It's A Complex Issue': Incoming Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva On AbortionIncoming Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva talks to CBS4's Jim DeFede on several high profile issues including abortion.
Judge Approves Voting-Rights Groups' Senate MapA state Senate redistricting plan favored by voting-rights organizations was approved Wednesday by a Leon County judge in a move that could shake the Republican Party's grip on power in the Capitol.
Galvano: No Intent To Favor GOP In RedistrictingThe Senate redistricting chief on Wednesday defended a proposed map of the chamber's 40 districts, telling a Leon County judge that it was happenstance that the plan submitted to the court by the Republican-dominated Senate was one of the best for the GOP.
Senate's Motives At Issue As Redistricting Trial StartsThe decisions prompting state Senate leaders to choose a redistricting plan they recommended to a Leon County judge took center stage Monday, the first day of a trial to determine whether that map should go to the Florida Supreme Court.
Court Begins Working Through Redistricting IssuesA Leon County judge and lawyers for the Legislature and voting-rights organizations on Tuesday began muddling through the legal process for deciding on a new set of districts for the 40-member state Senate.