In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case LoomsAmid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate's map.
Plans For Special Session Take ShapeLegislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year's elections.
GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge's ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.
GOP Leaders Want To Redraw Districts After Fall Elections Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they do not plan to appeal a judge's ruling that struck down Florida's congressional map but want lawmakers to be able to redraw the disputed districts after this fall's elections.
Scott Rarely Wielded Veto Pen In 2014Gov. Scott signed the last bill left over from the spring legislative session on Wednesday, leaving unscathed an almost historically high amount of the legislation approved this year.
Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher ExpansionGov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state's de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.
Scott: Let Voters Decide On Conservation Amendment Gov. Rick Scott said it was "the right thing to do" for the Cabinet on Tuesday to approve the sale of four closed jails and three other sites to raise money for future land preservation.
Gov. Scott Gets Help In Tough Re-Election FightWith the 2014 regular legislative in the books, Republican legislators gave Gov. Rick Scott much of what he wanted as he prepares for an expensive and lengthy re-election fight against likely Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist.
Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn SessionLawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion --- the largest state spending plan in history --- before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.
Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget ReleaseLawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.
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.
Fla. Senate Passes Sweeping Child Welfare Bill The Florida Senate passed a bill Friday seeking to reform the child welfare system by adding more than $47 million for services including adding nearly 200 more investigators.
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.
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.
Negron: Committee Won't Vote On Immigrant Tuition Bill An effort to grant in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrant students appeared all but dead Thursday, as Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced his committee would not hear the bill next week.