Florida Senate Pays $900,000 To Legislative Aide Who Says She Was Sexually HarrassedMore 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.
Lawmaker Targets Smoking On BeachesA Senate Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would make it illegal for people to smoke on public beaches.
High-Stakes Marijuana Ruling Placed On Hold In FloridaIn a closely watched case, an appeals court this week agreed to put on hold a circuit judge’s ruling that said Florida lawmakers and the state Department of Health have violated a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Bill Would Set Aside $110 Million For Parkland LawsuitsRep. Kristin Jacobs, D-Coconut Creek, proposed a bill Wednesday that would set aside $110 million next year for settlement of lawsuits stemming from the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Bill Seeks To Protect Mama BearsBlack bears whose cubs weigh less than 100 pounds would be off-limits if the state conducts bear hunts in the future, under a measure revived by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando.
Rules For Backup Power For Nursing Homes Go To Florida HouseFlorida lawmakers are trying to ensure that a power outage will not cost anyone their life, as was the case in a South Florida nursing home following Hurricane Irma.
Nazis, Stormy Daniels Topics In Florida's Pornography BillAll kinds of tactics are used in politics.
New Deal? Florida Legislators Will Try To Pass Gambling BillA long-debated issue among lawmakers in Florida has been legalized gambling.
Florida Legislature Has Many Hurricane Issues To ConsiderThe 2017 hurricane season was the worst in recent memory and it opened some eyes in Florida’s capital.
Lawmakers Approve Increased Homestead Exemption MeasureFlorida lawmakers have approved a proposed increase in the homestead property-tax exemption which could save homeowners money on their property taxes.
FSU, UF Top State's Legislative RostersGenerally, college rivalries are played out on some kind of sports platform.
Liquor Sales Battle Re-Emerges In LegislatureTwo Miami-Dade County Republicans this week filed bills that would repeal a decades-old law that requires liquor stores to be stand-alone facilities.
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.