Agency Says Pro Stadiums Qualify For State MoneyThe Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money.
Open Carry, Stand Your Ground Measures Headed For House VoteThree gun-related measures --- including an open-carry proposal and another that would change the burden of proof in the state's "stand your ground" law --- are headed to the House floor for a full vote.
House Tax-Cut Package: Too Much Or Not Enough?Several House Democrats expressed apprehension Wednesday about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package that Republican leaders unveiled this week.
House Focused On Gov. Scott Tax CutsThe state's House will focus on Gov. Rick Scott's request for more than $1 billion in mostly business-friendly tax cuts, Speaker Steve Crisafulli said after a key senator announced the Senate's budget package likely will include a Scott priority of $250 million for economic incentives.
Former Governor Calls On Scott To Stop Water BillFormer Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has added his name to the list of opponents asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a water-policy bill that is expected to be signed Thursday.
House Approves "Unique Abilities" BillsThe Florida House quickly approved two bills aimed at providing more educational and job opportunities to people with developmental disabilities.
Controversial Water Protection Bill Passes In Senate, Moves To HouseDespite objections from environmentalists, the Florida Senate unanimously passed a massive bill on Wednesday aiming to protect and restore the state's springs, waterways and groundwater.
House Panel Backs Fantasy Sports BillA House panel Tuesday approved a plan that would shield the fantasy-sports industry from Florida's gambling laws, though some lawmakers expressed concerns about a lack of regulations.
Gambling, Guns, Tax Cuts And More Facing Florida LawmakersTallahassee is going to be a busy place in the coming months.
House Pushes Scaled-Back Pension ReformHouse leaders are gearing up to take another run at overhauling the pension system for state and county employees in the coming legislative session, potentially by tying the controversial changes to limited tweaks sought by the Senate.
Springs Backers Seek Water Policy ChangesAn advocacy group for Florida's natural springs has outlined concerns with a major water-policy bill that is expected to be quickly approved during the upcoming 2016 legislative session.
Opponents Say State's Clean Water Proposal Isn't Good EnoughMore than two years in the making, the House and Senate will take up a statewide water-policy proposal after the 2016 legislative session goes through its opening rituals.
House Tosses Revamped Redistricting Plan Back To SenateHouse lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a redistricting plan for the state Senate, setting up the delicate endgame for a three-week special session called to finally bring Florida's political boundaries into line with a voter-approved ban on gerrymandering.
Speedway, Football Stadiums To Play For State CashFlorida's three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway.
Senate President Targets Fantasy SportsFlorida Senate President Andy Gardiner is exploring what the state can do to shut down the online daily sports sites like FanDuel and DraftKings.