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.
Legislation Could Limit Growth Of Vacation Rentals Local governments want back some control over short-term vacation rentals, contending that a nearly 3-year-old state law has allowed little-regulated mini-hotels to grow amid residential communities.
Committee OKs Internet Café Regulations But Not BanA Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would regulate Internet cafés, and rebuffed a proposed ban on the hundreds of businesses that critics compare to "storefront casinos.''
Senate Casino Plan Will See Some RevisionsA Senate bill that would clear the way for resort casinos in Florida will be revamped, after lawmakers raised a flurry of questions Wednesday about issues such as the impact on longstanding pari-mutuel facilities.
Fla. Charter Schools Bill Poised For Senate FloorWith very little debate and few questions, a bill (SB 1546) that permits expansion of charter schools passed the Senate Budget Committee on Thursday. The bill’s next stop is the Senate floor.
Gov. Scott Focused On Charter School ExpansionAfter signing the controversial merit pay bill for teachers, Governor Rick Scott is now turning his attention toward charter schools.
Senate Committee Backs Away From Prepaid Tuition ClosureSenate budget writers appear to be backing off a recent budget suggestion that would have prohibited new enrollment in Florida’s popular Prepaid College tuition program.
Worker Gag Bill Squeaks Out Of Fla. Senate CommitteeA measure prohibiting schools, and local and state governments from letting unions automatically collect dues from employees through their paychecks squeaked by the Senate Community Affairs Committee Monday morning on a 5-4 vote.