Critics Claim State Senate's New Map Favors IncumbentsPlans to redraw the political boundaries of the state Senate and Florida's congressional delegations passed the upper chamber by broad margin even as opponents bitterly argued the maps are aimed at protecting political incumbents.
Budget Gap Could Stymie LegislatureState economists said Thursday that there should be modest growth in tax collections this year, but not nearly enough to make a difference with the state’s nearly $2 billion deficit.
Fla. Gov. Scott Has Same Goals, New Realistic Approach Gov. Rick Scott is going into his second legislative session with the same priorities — creating jobs and making the state more business friendly — but this time around his goals are more realistic.
Destination Resort Sponsors Defend Casino BillLawmakers sponsoring the resort casino bill have seen a growing chorus of opposition to bill, and on Thursday they defended it to a roomful of reporters, saying it would better regulate gambling and provide jobs.
S. Fla. Lawmakers Gamble On Destination Resorts BillTwo South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.
Nelson Trouncing GOP In FundraisingThe chances that a Republican can unseat Senator Bill Nelson in 2012 are shrinking every day. Nelson outraised every Republican challenger that has declared for the 2012 GOP primary.
Casey Anthony Trial Leads Senate To Ponder Child WelfareIn a direct response to concerns raised by the Casey Anthony trial about child protection, Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced the creation of a Select Committee on Protecting Florida's Children.
Haridopolos Drops U.S. Senate Bidhe GOP Senate campaign is still in its infancy, but it’s already lost one powerful Florida legislator. According to the News Service of Florida, Senate President Mike Haridopolos has dropped his campaign for the GOP nomination to face incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.
Offshore Oil Drilling "Not In Florida Waters," Lawmaker SaysWaters around South Florida will remain untouched by oil drills – at least this legislative season, said Senate President Mike Haridopolos.
Florida Immigration Bill With E-Verify Could See Tuesday VoteA state immigration bill that protects employers who use E-verify, but does not require them to do so, may emerge Tuesday.
Senate Revives Scott's Business Tax CutGovernor Rick Scott's plan to cut corporate taxes had appeared all but dead as members of the Florida Legislature rebelled, but a new plan seems to have Senate support.