| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:14 PM
State senators on Thursday accelerated toward increasing speed limits up to 75 mph on some Florida interstates.
Sixteen other states have raised speed limits beyond 70 mph, but Florida would join Maine as the only state east of the Mississippi River...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A controversial measure dubbed an “anti-Sharia bill” advanced out of the Florida Senate on a 24-14 vote Monday.
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, touted SB 286 as “an American bill.”
It would restrict judges...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues.
Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies.
The bill, HB 7095, has immediate ramifications for $600...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight.
Florida already requires public...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week.
Orange County Senior...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules.
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:59 PM
It was 10 p.m. Sunday, time for the Publix Supermarket manager to close the store.
But a pair of armed robbers had other plans.
One red-hooded robber grabbed the store's manager, pointed a gun to her head and pushed her into a back office so he...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers eager to cut taxes and boost spending in an election-year got $124 million more reasons Wednesday.
State economists revised Florida's revenue forecast upward by that amount for the fiscal year beginning in July on the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech:
Opening Day Speech - 2014
House Speaker Will Weatherford
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Remarks As Prepared
Welcome back to...