| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally.
The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature.
Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
| 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 6, 2014
| 10:32 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida senators are working on a deal to allow Orlando’s soccer stadium to compete for state dollars as soon as this summer without requiring the Legislature to later sign off on the $2 million annual tax break.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:43 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature could be cracking down on politicians who opt to run for office without ever moving into the cities, counties or even school districts they represent.
The Senate’s Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday passed...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Here are some quick takes from state Sen. Joe Negron, who was in Fort Lauderdale this week to speak to Broward Days, the organization that brings business and government together to advocate for the county in Tallahassee.
Negron, a Stuart Republican,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Florida's dalliance with Las Vegas-style casinos is back on, with a state leader saying he'll propose a bill next week.
Garrett Richter, chairman of the Senate Committee on Gaming, said Monday that he favors destination resorts in Broward and Miami-Dade...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts.
Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
* Orlando Sentinel reports that the stae is retreating from Common Core exams being developed by PARCC in favor of a Florida-designed assessment.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday designed to speed up foreclosures in Florida, but critics say the measure is unfair to homeowners. HB 87 requires homeowners to respond more quickly to foreclosure filings and gives community associations more power in...