| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:20 PM
If you need further confirmation that legislators too often fail to represent the people who elect them, look no further than this year's weak-kneed attempt to reform something that touches every single one of us:
The way our monthly light bill is...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:17 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Backers of Florida's professional sports franchises are mounting a drive in the waning moments of this year's session of the Legislature to help out the Orlando City Lions, two other pro teams and Daytona International Speedway.
| Apr 12, 2015
| 7:43 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott headed for California on Sunday for a two-day mission to lure jobs to Florida, leaving behind a seemingly intractable budget battle and a growing rift between his administration and the Florida Senate.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
TALLAHASSEE — The need for a wall between vodka and vegetables would remain in Florida, but a revised Senate bill would open the door to reduced travel time for shoppers between the liquor and grocery aisles.
The Senate Regulated Industries...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 2:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — After a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
| Mar 1, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Members of the Palm Beach County NCJW POAST Coalition (Partner Organizations Against Sex Trafficking) are spearheading efforts to get HB 369 and its Senate companion bill SB 534 heard in their respective houses and passed in this legislative session....
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Wary craft beer brewers are hoping efforts in the Legislature to allow them to operate more freely will go down smoothly the second time around.
"I know the beer side of things,'' said Ron Raike, brewmaster of Titusville-based...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:03 AM
A measure intended to curb appearances of cozy ties between state regulators and electric utilities easily passed its first Senate test Tuesday.
The Senate Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee gave unanimous support to the proposal (SB...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:48 PM
When Orange County Deputy Scott Pine joined the Sheriff's Office in May 2011, the husband and father had important financial decisions to make for his family.
Because he was joining the Florida Retirement System, Pine had to choose between a pension...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A heartier beer "growler" bill didn't go down as smooth as some might have expected Wednesday.
The measure (SB 186) was temporarily put on hold at the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, where some proposed changes failed an...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Florida's major power companies have become political powers. It's time to rein them in, and the Legislature can make a start in 2015.
State Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way...