Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Budget Would Trim ‘Earmarks’Florida lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon.
Florida Gov. Ron Desantis' Budget Proposal Doesn’t Count On Gambling MoneyA $91.4 billion budget proposal released Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis does not include money from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, though DeSantis appeared to hold out the possibility of reaching a gambling deal with the tribe.
Tax ‘Holidays’ Start Rolling In Florida SenateTax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support Tuesday in the Florida Senate.
Windshield Repairs Fuel Insurance Battle In FloridaAn effort to crack down on alleged fraud in the auto-glass repair industry, particularly along the Interstate 4 corridor, is spurring an insurance battle in the state Legislature.
Anti-Fracking Bill Emerges In The Florida HouseA proposal backed by environmentalists to ban fracking in Florida was introduced Wednesday in the House, two days after a similar measure cleared its first Senate committee.
Florida Lawmakers Take Aim At Sunscreen BanIn light of Key West banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, Florida lawmakers are fast-tracking proposals that would undo the local regulation.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Teacher Pay Plan Faces QuestionsGov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday continued his full-throated support of a plan to increase minimum teacher salaries in Florida to $47,500, but Senate President Bill Galvano cautioned it might be difficult to carry out.
Florida Woman Set On Fire At Taco Bell RestaurantA woman suffered serious injuries after she was set on fire inside a fast-food restaurant.
Florida Lawmakers Want To Abolish Constitution CommissionState legislators want to ask voters to abolish a commission that meets every 20 years to propose changes to the Florida constitution.
'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill Filed For 2020 Florida Legislative SessionState Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, will make a renewed attempt during the 2020 legislative session to pass a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would dramatically limit abortions in Florida.
Florida Lawmakers Will Weigh Teacher Salaries, BonusesGov. Ron DeSantis has been tight-lipped about the details of his teacher-compensation plan for the upcoming legislative session, but this week he suggested doing away with a controversial bonus program.
Five People Hospitalized In Tallahassee Workplace StabbingPolice have a suspect in custody after five people were stabbed at a building supply company in Tallahassee, a police spokesman said.
More Millionaires Fill Florida House, Senate SeatsMore millionaires are deciding how Florida tax dollars should be used and which laws should be passed.
Florida Dems Fail To Force Special Session On GunsLawmakers in Florida will not be convening for a special session on guns.
Possibility Of Moving Florida State Capital Re-EmergesA South Florida Democrat is asking lawmakers to consider moving the state capital from Tallahassee.