| Jun 12, 2015
| 10:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Cable, phone and satellite television customers will see taxes trimmed, college students will save on textbooks and parents will have an extra weekend to shop for discounted school supplies under a bill advanced by the Senate on Friday...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 2:06 PM
Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday that 25 Democrats in the Florida Legislature have endorsed his U.S. Senate campaign.
“While they battle obstruction and extremism in Tallahassee, I, too, will continue that fight in Washington," said...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The question of who will govern Florida is settled and there's a consensus on the next step in planning Florida's gambling future.
But after that...
Casino operators, legislators and others in the gambling industry met Tuesday for the annual Florida...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:06 PM
For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.
Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| 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 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...
| Jan 18, 2012
TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel opened the door Wednesday to give the Senate a second shot at privatizing 29 prisons in South Florida and eliminate some of the obstacles that led a Tallahassee judge to reject a similar plan this summer. The Senate...
| Jan 17, 2012
TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
| Jan 31, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — Substantial changes to an already controversial school prayer bill would allow school boards to set out policies for schools to allow student-organized prayer at any school event in a k-12 school. “What we try to do in this...
| Mar 21, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...