Florida Senate Passes Bill Mandating Felons Pay All Fees Before They Can VoteSeeking to carry out a November constitutional amendment, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights could be restored, an issue that’s been a sticking point as lawmakers grappled with one of this year’s most controversial pieces of legislation.
Florida Lawmakers Block Local Governments From Enforcing Bans On Plastic StrawsThe Florida Senate on Tuesday passed an environmental bill that includes prohibiting local governments from enforcing regulations on plastic straws over the next five years.
‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Speeds Through Florida SenateA Republican lawmaker’s effort to deport more undocumented immigrants detained by Florida law-enforcement agencies is quickly moving through the Senate.
Florida Senate Panel OKs Bill On Student Vouchers, Teacher BonusesFlorida is close to making it easier for students to attend private schools.
Florida Senate To Consider Teachers As Armed ‘Guardians’The Senate Education Committee next week will take up a school-safety bill that would allow trained classroom teachers to carry guns as school “guardians.”
Tax Break On Diapers Gets Quick ApprovalWith little discussion, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill that would provide a sales-tax exemption for diapers and incontinence products.
Florida Senate Pays $900K To Settle Retaliation Dispute Over Sexual Harassment AllegationsMore than a year after sexual-harassment allegations brought down a powerful lawmaker, the Florida Senate has reached a $900,000 settlement with a legislative aide who said she was harassed and later faced retaliation.
Incoming Florida Senate President Says Lawmakers Won’t ‘Slow Walk’ AmendmentsIncoming Senate President Bill Galvano is promising that lawmakers won’t do anything to block the nearly dozen constitutional amendments that voters passed this month.
Florida Senate, Agriculture Commissioner Races Heading To Manual RecountsTwo of Florida’s key races are heading for a manual recount while the battle for governor seems to be over.
Saturday Is Deadline For Unofficial Election ResultsIt’s deadline day in Florida. Noon Saturday is the deadline for Election Supervisors to turn in a county’s first unofficial results.
'Scott Is Trying To Stop All The Votes From Being Counted': Sen. Bill Nelson On Rick Scott In Florida Senate RecountThis process is about one thing, making sure that every legal ballot is counted and protecting the right of every Floridian to participate in our democracy.” Those are the first words since the election from Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who released a videotaped statement Friday afternoon.
Elections Experts Say Process Working Amid FurorThe lawsuits piled up and the finger-pointing escalated Friday as Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s slim lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continued to shrink.
Florida's Rick Scott Holds 15,000 Vote Lead In Senate RaceAfter announcing late Thursday that his campaign has filed lawsuits against elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Republican Gov. Rick Scott held a 15,074-vote lead Friday morning in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, according to numbers posted on the state Division of Elections website.
Scott Files Lawsuits, Says He Won't Let “Unethical Liberals” Steal ElectionFlorida senate candidate and outgoing Governor Rick Scott spoke to the media from in front of the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee early Thursday night.
Broward Ballot Reporting Issues Causing Delay In Florida Senate RaceFlorida’s tightly contested race for Senate is on hold possibly due to some ballot problems in Broward County.