Gov. Scott Says Sen. Latvala Is `Distraction' Amid InvestigationGov. Rick Scott said Sen. Jack Latvala is a "distraction" amid sex harassment investigation, but stopped short of saying he should resign.
Gov. Scott Approved Anti-Trafficking Measure, Vetoes Three Bills Florida Governor Rick Scott approved an anti-trafficking measure among other items as well as vetoed three bills on Tuesday.
Differences Persist In Second Day Of Budget NegotiationsA second day of negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers over a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 seemed to highlight longstanding divisions between the two chambers even as legislators tried to come to agreement.
Scott's Job Chief Lands Senate BackingFlorida Goveror Rick Scott's new jobs chief was confirmed in the Senate Wednesday, just a day after a committee tabled the confirmation of a top state health official.
Florida's Top Election Official Opposes Online RegistrationThe state’s top election official is opposing a push by Florida Legislature to allow online voter registration.
Senate To Take Up Local Pension Reform Next WeekThe Florida Senate on Wednesday is set to consider a bill aimed at shoring up the retirement plans for police officers and firefighters, amid worries over the health of local pension systems.
Senate Leaves Door Open In Liquor, Groceries Debate A Senate bill would reduce travel time for shoppers looking for liquor and groceries but keep up a wall between them.
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.
State Looks To Ramp Up Fight Against Human TraffickingFlorida lawmakers have stepped up their efforts in the fight against human trafficking.
Super Tuesday, Florida Style
Fla. Senate Revives In-State Tuition Break There's been a small victory of sorts for those who support in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.
Pot, Stadiums, Trauma All Trade Bait? The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It's all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, "bills are dying."
Bill Could Slow Florida Craft Beer Industry Growth The fight between craft brewers and the distributors of Budweiser over the legalization of half-gallon beer containers has gotten so bitter that it is even being likened to extortion.
Negron: Committee Won't Vote On Immigrant Tuition Bill An effort to grant in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrant students appeared all but dead Thursday, as Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced his committee would not hear the bill next week.
Senate Budget Takes Aim At State Colleges The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $74.9 billion budget Thursday that would increase spending on public education, bankroll water projects in the Everglades system -- and send a shot across the bow of the Florida College System.