Florida Lawmakers Look At 'Education Savings Accounts'With the 2021 legislative session set to begin next week, Florida lawmakers could further broaden the state’s school-choice landscape with what are called “education savings accounts.”
Windshield Repairs Fuel Insurance Battle In FloridaAn effort to crack down on alleged fraud in the auto-glass repair industry, particularly along the Interstate 4 corridor, is spurring an insurance battle in the state Legislature.
Anti-Fracking Bill Emerges In The Florida HouseA proposal backed by environmentalists to ban fracking in Florida was introduced Wednesday in the House, two days after a similar measure cleared its first Senate committee.
Florida Lawmakers Will Weigh Teacher Salaries, BonusesGov. Ron DeSantis has been tight-lipped about the details of his teacher-compensation plan for the upcoming legislative session, but this week he suggested doing away with a controversial bonus program.
Bill Would Ban Declawing Cats In FloridaDeclawing cats, unless medically necessary, would be banned under a bill proposed for the 2020 legislative session by Sen. Lauren Book.
2020 Florida Legislative Session Dates SetWhile most sessions traditionally have started in March, voters last year passed a constitutional amendment that requires sessions to start in January in even-numbered years.
Florida Lawmakers Sign Off On Health Care ChangesThe Legislature on Monday approved a far-reaching bill that would affect how health care is delivered.
Florida Senate OKs Bill For Firefighter Cancer BenefitsFlorida fighters diagnosed with cancer are close to receiving a new package of benefits under a bill passed by the Senate.
Gov. DeSantis Upbeat About Education PrioritiesWith this year’s legislative session in its final three weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis took time Monday to rally support for his education priorities at a Tampa Christian school.
Plan Would Allow Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez To Be Based In MiamiAt the request of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a legislative plan would allow Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez to be headquartered in Miami, where she resides, and use public dollars to go back and forth to Tallahassee.
Florida Legislature Bill Seeks To Impose Stricter Regulations On Cosmetic ProceduresComplications and even deaths of several out-of-state women in recent years have spiked concerns over safety of cosmetic procedures, prompting a bill before the Florida Legislature this year to impose stricter regulations.
Florida Legislature Moves To Offer Added Protection To Police Dogs, HorsesPenalties would increase for people who injure or kill dogs or horses that work with police officers and other first responders, under measures moving through the Legislature.
Abortion Parental Consent Law For Minors Proposed In Florida SenateA Senate Republican has proposed a measure that would require minors to receive the consent of their parents or guardians before having abortions.
Florida House Balks At Total Repeal Of Pot Smoking BanFlorida House leaders have rolled out a proposal that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana, but only after going through what one critic called a “bureaucratic mess of red tape.”
Florida School Leaders Face Hurricane, Security IssuesWith the annual legislative session nearing, lawmakers and education leaders likely will have to grapple with the fallout of Hurricane Michael on Northwest Florida school districts and continued questions about how to bolster school safety throughout the state.