| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:58 PM
An unpopular effort to alter the state’s retirement system seemingly died in the Senate Wednesday.
Senators momentarily advanced a House bill (HB 7181) that had merged controversial changes to the Florida Retirement System plan with a less-...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A senator’s controversial, presumed-dead quest to secure in-state college tuition for students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally rose from the ashes Wednesday.
Under the measure, undocumented students would be eligible to compete...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:12 PM
As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:33 PM
It’s the one vote that candidates for the Florida Legislature can cast even before they are elected: Whom to support for the powerful posts of speaker of the House or president of the Senate. And some of the Republican candidates in Central Florida&...