Senator Seeks $50K Minimum Salaries For TeachersA Central Florida senator filed a bill Wednesday that would require a statewide minimum salary of $50,000 for teachers.
DEP Leader Says It: 'Climate Change'Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words "climate change," top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Emergency Gun Bill To Get Second Shot In SenateAfter a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
Lawmakers To Consider Expunging Juvenile RecordsAs Florida's legislative session gets underway next week, some lawmakers are calling for measures to help teens move on after paying their dues in the juvenile-justice system.
Senate Panel Backs Scott's Corporate Tax CutPart of Gov. Rick Scott's proposed tax-cut package that would allow about 2,000 businesses to avoid the state's corporate-income tax got approval Monday from a key Senate committee.
Lawmakers Reach Out To Undocumented ImmigrantsImmediately after the Senate passed HB 755 late Friday afternoon, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher left the chamber, dashed up the stairs and handed a sheet of paper to a small cluster of people outside the public gallery.
Senate Panel Passes Juvenile-Sentencing Compromise The sponsor of a bill that would bring Florida into line with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions on juvenile sentencing offered a compromise Wednesday --- but critics said it didn't go far enough.