| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:13 AM
A bill that calls for harsher punishments for Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
The ennhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures — teachers, coaches, counselors...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach.
Cannon, a Winter Park...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:45 AM
TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes.
The spending plan for the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
A bill that would prohibit now-legal abortions prior to the third trimester is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
The Senate, on a party-line vote of 24-15, passed the bill Friday morning. It would redefine viability and also would eliminate...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although he opposed same-sex marriage as a Republican governor and attorney general, Charlie Crist on Friday filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a legal challenge to Florida's gay-marriage ban headed to court next week.
| May 1, 2014
| 4:13 PM
After falling silent for nearly a month, a bill that would impose stricter rules on commercial parasailing operators passed through both the Florida House and Senate Thursday and now heads to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
Two Pompano Beach...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's ad-buying fund has released a new ad taking more shots at Democratic candidate Charlie Crist over higher education costs which were allowed to increase under his watch.
The line of attack centers on Crist's decision in...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:27 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a plan Thursday to legalize a non-euphoric version of marijuana under the auspices of helping cancer patients and families with children suffering from degenerative epilepsy.
The bill, SB 1030, would create a...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Monday that legalizes a form of medical marijuana touted as way to help relieve symptoms for children with epilepsy and cancer patients.
The Republican-controlled Legislature made a policy about-face this...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide.
The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...