Florida Lawmaker Apologizes For Response To Kill Gays RemarkA Republican Florida representative who was criticized for his response to a suggestion that gay people be put to death says he regrets how his tone was received.
Florida Department Of Corrections Sued Over Alleged Cruel Solitary Confinement UseTreatment of prisoners is an issue that’s been raised in Florida before.
2020 Florida Legislative Session Dates SetWhile most sessions traditionally have started in March, voters last year passed a constitutional amendment that requires sessions to start in January in even-numbered years.
Ten Big Issues From The 2019 Florida Legislative SessionFlorida lawmakers finished the 2019 legislative session Saturday by passing a budget for the upcoming year.
Florida Legislature Passes Massive Criminal Justice BillA massive criminal justice bills that revises laws ranging from selling horse meat for human consumption to raising the threshold for committing felony theft is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Lawmakers Pass Controversial Ban On Sanctuary CitiesLegislation that would give Florida one of the strictest laws in the nation against so-called sanctuary cities is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving him a chance to fulfill a key campaign promise.
Florida Lawmakers Sign Off On Health Care ChangesThe Legislature on Monday approved a far-reaching bill that would affect how health care is delivered.
Felons’ Rights Cause Divides In Closing Days Of Florida's Legislative SessionWith days left before the legislative session ends Friday, the Senate sponsor of a proposal aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment on felons’ voting rights said he worked all weekend to reach what he called a compromise with his House counterpart.
Florida Senate Passes Bill To Create New School Voucher ProgramA new school voucher program is closer to being a reality after the Florida Senate passed a bill for the program on Thursday.
‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Clears Florida HouseThe Florida House on Wednesday passed legislation that seeks to crack down on local governments that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Settles Ethics ComplaintJust before he was to go before an administrative hearing on Wednesday, former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting a gift from a lobbyist.
Florida Senate Signs Off On Bill Creating Three New Toll HighwaysIn a top priority of President Bill Galvano, the Florida Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would help set the stage for three major toll-road projects.
‘Tobacco 21’ Proposal Draws Debate In FloridaAfter paying billions of dollars to settle lawsuits about the dangers of cigarettes, the tobacco industry is engaged in another public-relations battle, one that is swirling in the Florida Capitol, other state houses throughout the country and in Congress.
Florida Senate OKs Bill For Firefighter Cancer BenefitsFlorida fighters diagnosed with cancer are close to receiving a new package of benefits under a bill passed by the Senate.
Florida House Backs Tougher Texting, Driving BanLaw-enforcement officers could pull over motorists they see texting and driving, under a measure approved Tuesday by the House despite concerns the change could increase racial profiling.