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  • Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill

    Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is going on the offensive following a key Senate panel's decision Tuesday not to take up a tuition-reduction bill that would also grant discounted in-state college rates to undocumented immigrant students. The measure...
  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    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,...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    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...
  • Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate

    Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate
    Epileptic children who suffer from debilitating seizures would be able to legally turn to a non-smokable, low-THC variety of medical marijuana for relief under a measure given final approval by state senators Monday. Named after a Colorado child, the...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    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...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
  • Bill that would overhaul Florida state pensions fizzles

    Bill that would overhaul Florida state pensions fizzles
    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-...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    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...
  • Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff

    Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff
    Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, has long been known for her tenacious style. A softer side of Bogdanoff was on display in a recent rundown of her rematch against Democratic state Sen. Maria Sachs. They’re set for do-over of...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Immigrant tuition bill slated for a vote in Florida with GOP push

    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...