House Speaker: "Lights Are Out" On GamblingHouse Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate's first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.
Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.
House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For TalksThe House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.
Gov. Scott To Sign "Florida GI Bill" With legislative leaders saying they want to make the state more military friendly, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday is expected to sign legislation known as the "Florida GI Bill."
Beckham Surprises FMU Soccer Team Florida Memorial University's soccer team got quite the surprise when soccer star David Beckham visited during an afternoon scrimmage on Wednesday.
FL House Passes In-State Tuition BillA lot of work was done in Tallahassee Thursday. Among the bills passed in the House was the one that would let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.
'Reubin The Good' Memorialized Family and friends remembered former Florida Gov. Reubin O'Donovan Askew as a loving, courageous, deeply devout public servant whose FBI code name "Integrity" captured the essence of the man memorialized at a packed church Wednesday.
As Outrage Grows Over Child Deaths, Lawmakers Talk Money Legislative leaders are responding to public outrage over a series of child deaths in Florida last year --- and not just in the policy arena. They're also talking about spending more money on the state's troubled child-welfare system.
Memorial Services This Week For Former Florida Gov. Reuben AskewFormer Florida Governor Reubin Askew, who died last Thursday at age 85, will be remembered in a series of services this week in Tallahassee and in his hometown of Pensacola.
State Legislature Approves "Florida GI" BillVeterans in Florida will soon get a break on tuition. On Tuesday, the state's Legislature passed the so-called "Florida GI" bill which Governor Rick Scott has said he'll sign.
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.
Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled SubstancesThe next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.
Florida May Allow Expansion Of Private School VouchersIf an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.
Instate Tuition Bill On Its Way To House FloorA House bill allowing some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates is ready for the House floor. On Wednesday it was unanimously approved by the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee which was listed as the last stop for the bill.
Gov. Scott To Call For Repeal Of Differential Tuition Law In another thinly veiled shot at his chief rival in the November elections, Gov. Rick Scott will use his State of the State address on Tuesday to call for a repeal of a 2009 law allowing universities to increase tuition up to 15 percent a year.