| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Losing its luster as a location for filming, Florida is poised to green-light a substantially higher investment in the film and entertainment industry.
The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Monday passed a proposal to double...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday adopted dueling $75 billion spending plans that increase dollars headed for schools, services for the disabled and even put a little bit of cash back into taxpayers' pockets.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Even with term-limits and greater budget constraints, the Florida Legislature is still clout street when it comes to doling out tax dollars.
That reality was on display Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee took up its $74.9...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:40 AM
About 100 Central Florida Muslims are traveling today to join about 300 other Muslims from throughout Florida to lobby the state Legislature against an anti-Sharia bill.
It’s the sixth year that Muslims have participated in the Florida Muslim...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
MIAMI -- When my youngest son graduated from Coral Reef High School -- the very same school President Obama recently visited to talk about education -- I breathed a sigh of relief that probably echoed throughout the auditorium in which his cap-and-...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:22 PM
A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:29 AM
News Service of Florida just filed this report: A Senate Republican on Monday filed a proposal that could tighten requirements for injured employees in workers-compensation insurance cases. The bill (SB 1214), filed by Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, deals...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs.
The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida policymakers are pitching major, politically perilous moves to save the state's most precious and imperiled natural springs.
And they may be inciting a new water war in the process.
A cadre of state senators is drafting...