Senate Backs Pot Proposal Minus Governor's Wish ListA proposal that would decriminalize a form of marijuana that could dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy is on its way to the Senate floor but lacks the elements Gov. Rick Scott says he wants.
Scott Calls For Senate Vote On Immigrant TuitionGov. Rick Scott demanded Tuesday that the Senate vote on allowing some undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Florida universities, shortly after a late push to get the issue onto the floor stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Lawmakers Agree On $47 Million Boost For Child WelfareHouse and Senate negotiators said Tuesday they had agreed to spend about $47 million in new money on Florida’s child-welfare system, which has been the focus of legislative scrutiny after a series of children’s deaths from abuse and neglect last year.
Vouchers Back In Play In Florida SenateAn 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state's de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one of House Speaker Will Weatherford's priorities after it was left for dead.
Pension Bills Now Coming Together Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.
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.
Vehicle Registration Fee Rollback Nears Scott RequestLawmakers are closer to giving Gov. Rick Scott one of his priorities for the 2014 session, an election-year rollback of vehicle-registration fees that were raised under the watch of his potential Democratic challenger.
Weekly Roundup: Few Surprises In Session's First Week This is the way the legislative session begins: Not with a bang but with a whimper.
Sexual Predator Bills Move On To State LegislatureThe Senate Appropriations Committee approved four bills aimed at strengthening laws dealing with sexual predators.
Sun Life Stadium Plan Passes Another Sen. CommitteeThe plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium came one step closer to a full vote in the state senate when the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill.