Lawmakers Seek To Shield Seniors From Shady GuardiansA Southwest Florida lawmaker is renewing a push to better protect elderly Floridians from unscrupulous guardians who take control of seniors' assets.
Senate Backs Adoption Incentives; Repeals Gay Adoption BanAfter an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program --- while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption.
Florida Poised To Repeal 38-Year-Old Ban On Gay AdoptionThe Florida Senate gave a tentative approval to a bill that would give incentives to adopt children in state care as well as repeal a nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption.
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.
Communications Tax Cut Moves Forward In SenateLawmakers continued to charge forward Monday with Gov. Rick Scott's ambitious proposal to cut taxes on cable-television and cell-phone services knowing the final savings may be smaller.
Bill Seeks To Stop 'Cockroaches' From Preying On SeniorsA Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at protecting Florida seniors from predatory "professional guardians," described by one lawmaker as "cockroaches."
Senate Backs $3.3M For Teen Injured By Tree LimbThe city of Jacksonville will now have to pay $3.3 million to compensate the family of a teenager who was left paralyzed after being crushed by a large tree limb, after a Senate committee approved a bill on Thursday.
Senate Opponents Tear Into Tuition Bill Opponents of a measure that would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates ripped into the bill on Wednesday as the legislation was poised for passage the Senate.
Senate Committee Advances Distribution "Tariff" On Craft Brewers Craft brewers are fighting a Senate measure that would require them to pay a distributor when selling their bottled or canned product to customers, even if the beer never leaves the building.