Online Voter Registration Gets OK; Detzner ObjectsDespite opposition from the governor's top elections official, legislation that would allow Floridians to register to vote online was sent to the Senate floor Thursday.
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.
Local Pension Reform Headed To Full SenateAfter a sometimes-tense hearing, the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at shoring up local pension plans for police officers and firefighters.
Senate Bill Looks At Testing FalloutA Senate panel approved a revamped version of testing legislation Thursday, potentially paving the way for an audit of the botched rollout of the state's new standardized tests and making clear that school districts would be repaid if the state recovers damages from the contractor running the exams.
Lawmakers Hope To Save Money With State It Agency The creation of an information technology department for state government might or might not save Florida money.
Fl. Legislature Considers Expanded GamblingAs the Legislature considers several bills that would alter or even expand gambling in Florida, the chairman of a key House panel said Tuesday the states need to acknowledge its status as a gaming state and find a more effective way to regulate the industry.