New Senate District Numbers To Be Picked TuesdayThe state Office of the Auditor General will conduct a lottery to randomly assign Senate district numbers on Tuesday, said Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, in a memo released Monday.
Special Session Cost Taxpayers More Than Half A Million DollarsThe bitter budget battle between the state's House and Senate ended costing Florida taxpayers more than half a million dollars.
Lawmakers To Hold Special Session On RedistrictingFlorida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon.
Senate Prez Says Budget Vote Could Happen FridayWith negotiations still ongoing, Senate President Andy Gardiner said Monday he expects lawmakers will be able to vote Friday on a budget and end a special legislative session
Sports Stadium Funding Unlikely To PassThe future of a sport stadium funding budget may not look too good with just over a week left in a special legislative session.
Budget Chiefs To Resume NegotiationsSenate and House officials will resume budget negotiations after a quiet Wednesday.
Florida Legislators Reach Broad Deal On State BudgetState Republican leaders say they have a broad deal on a new state budget.
Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In SessionThe Senate is set to take up a controversial health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month.
Film Industry Wants Another Shot At IncentivesThe film and television industry in Florida wants lawmakers to take another look at a revamped production-incentives package that stalled when the House cut short the regular legislative session.
Senate Democrats Sue Florida House Over Abrupt Session EndDemocrat's in the Florida Senate filed a lawsuit against the Florida House over its abrupt end to the 2015 legislative session.
Scott To File Suit Against Feds Over Health Funding
Senators Question Scott Administration's Handling Of LIPSenators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott's administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.
Overtime Looming For LawmakersEnding weeks of speculation, Republican legislative leaders Wednesday acknowledged they won't be able to wrap up budget negotiations before the scheduled May 1 end of the 2015 session.
Adoption Bill Passes Amid Home-Schooling QuestionsThe Florida House approved a plan that sets incentives for state employees who adopt foster care children.
House, Senate Leaders Show Signs Of Agreement, DifferencesHouse Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities --- dubbed "Work Plan 2015" --- that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.