Senate Folds On Gambling Bill The chairman of the Senate Gaming Committee turned off the lights on a comprehensive gambling measure that could have allowed resort casinos in South Florida, telling the chamber that he lacked the votes to advance it and is instead deferring to Gov. Rick Scott.
No Casinos In House Gambling Bill A Florida House gambling proposal released late Monday would do away with nearly a dozen inactive pari-mutuel permits and create a gambling oversight board but is most notable perhaps for what it lacks.
State Worker Health Insurance Change Advances In Fla. HouseA House committee easily approved a bill Wednesday that would overhaul the state employee health-insurance system, but the issue hinges on upcoming budget negotiations.
House Committee Reverses Opinion On Pill Mill Data BaseIn a major reversal, a House committee on Tuesday went along with using a prescription-drug database to help combat widespread abuse of painkillers.