A Look At What Bills Passed, And Died, In FloridaDuring the 2015 session the Legislature passed 227 bills. More than 1,500 bills died.
Senate Scuttles 'Conscience Protection' BillA controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session.
Education Changes Approved By HouseCharter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.
Class Size Limits Could Be Eased For School DistrictsA bill, passed by the Florida House, could ease class size limits for Florida schools.
Senate Higher Ed Panel Backs Guns On CampusWith lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
Scott, Cabinet Set New Agency Oversight GuidelinesA trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor's chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.
House Panel Blocks Medicaid Dental ChangesA House panel rejected a proposal to revamp the Medicaid program's system of providing dental services to children.
Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care LicensingA bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.
Lawmakers Look To Drug 'Antagonist' To Halt OverdosesHouse and Senate committees this week backed proposals aimed at helping stop potential drug overdoses.
Lawmakers Considering Earlier School Start DatesFlorida lawmakers are considering proposals that would allow most school districts to start classes earlier in August.
Foster Kids Adoption Bill Headed To Senate FloorWith backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care system.
Lawmakers Look To End Speed TrapsFor at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is.
Sheriff's Support Gives Boost To Evacuation Gun BillA National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now that it has the backing of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
Lawmakers Look To Keep Pain Clinic RegulationsFlorida lawmakers appear to be moving quickly to keep in place regulations that were approved to help curb widespread problems with prescription-drug abuse and trafficking.
U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among LawmakersA Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.