Florida Senate Bill Targets School Worker ShortagesA Senate bill that would require school districts to identify shortages of school employees such as bus drivers and food service workers and take steps to fill vacant positions was approved in its first committee hearing Tuesday.
Tax Break Eyed for Florida Teachers, Cops, Military MembersClassroom teachers, members of the military, and first responders could receive higher homestead property-tax exemptions under a measure lawmakers could put before voters in November.
Florida Senate Refuels Immigration DebateThree years after Florida lawmakers became embroiled in a fierce debate about so-called “sanctuary cities,” the Senate on Monday began moving forward with another attempt to ratchet up immigration enforcement in the state.
Lawmakers Look To Boost Broadband In Rural AreasFlorida lawmakers are looking to use at least $400 million in federal stimulus money to help broadband providers expand services to mostly rural, underserved areas.
Plan Would Limit Tax Votes To General ElectionsLocal tax referendums would have to be held during general elections, when more voters typically go to the polls, under a measure backed Monday in the House.
'It Was Just Crazy': Florida Sen. Audrey Gibson On Verbal Attack By Sen. Ileana GarciaAt the conclusion of a recent legislative committee meeting in Tallahassee, Republican State Senator Ileana Garcia angrily confronted State Senator Audrey Gibson, standing over Gibson as she was seated and allegedly cursing at Gibson, saying she was tired of being disrespected, according to multiple people who witnessed the incident.
Immigration Proposal Teed Up In Florida SenateOn Monday, a Senate committee could start moving forward with a proposal to ratchet up immigration enforcement in Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Proposed Election Police Force Alarms Voting Rights AdvocatesA proposal by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to create a dedicated police force to investigate election fraud is raising alarms with voting rights advocates.
Florida Could Shield Whites From 'Discomfort' Of Racist PastThe state's Senate Education Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that takes aim at critical race theory, though it doesn't mention it explicitly, on party lines.
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Sworn Into CongressSheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday.
Florida Lawmakers Tie National Anthem to Sports MoneyFlorida lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with a plan that would connect playing the national anthem at sports events to state and local dollars.