Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge's ruling.
Plans For Special Session Take ShapeLegislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year's elections.
Special Session For Congressional Re-Districting Coming TogetherThe schedule for a special legislative session to come up with new congressional districts is beginning to take shape.
Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers The state's largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers "log rolled" a series of education issues --- including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program --- into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.
Scott: Let Voters Decide On Conservation Amendment Gov. Rick Scott said it was "the right thing to do" for the Cabinet on Tuesday to approve the sale of four closed jails and three other sites to raise money for future land preservation.
The Florida Handbook Returns After Hiatus Government officials announce the House will be publishing "The Florida Handbook" after a brief hiatus.
State Fires Back In Lawsuit Over Sunshine Amendment Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Legislature asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 law that allows elected officials to use blind trusts to shield their financial assets.
Lawsuit Seeks To Ban Blind Trusts For Public Officials Open-government advocates are backing a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Florida Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 law that allows elected officials to put financial assets in blind trusts that do not offer detailed public disclosure of the holdings.
House Passes Pension Bill, Switching Focus To SenateThe debate over the future of state and local pensions pivoted to the Senate on Friday after the House approved a sweeping retirement bill over the objections of Democrats.
Fla. House Poised To Okay Changes To State Pension The Florida House Thursday discussed a bill which would stop elected officials and top employees in state government from enrolling in the state's traditional pension plan.
Scott Calls For Senate Vote On Immigrant TuitionGov. Rick Scott demanded Tuesday that the Senate vote on allowing some undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Florida universities, shortly after a late push to get the issue onto the floor stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.