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  • Florida Legislature repeals state ban on gay adoption

    Florida's nearly four-decades old ban on gay adoption — which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced — could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk. The ban was first put in place the same...
  • After backlash, Florida puts limits on standardized testing

    Responding to a backlash about the continued use of high-stakes standardized tests, the Florida Legislature on Thursday passed significant changes to the system that was primarily put in place by former Gov. Jeb Bush. The changes, though not as wide as...
  • Florida House passes nearly $700 million tax cut package

    Taxes on everything from cellphones to college textbooks and gun club memberships would either be cut or eliminated under a nearly $700 million package of tax breaks overwhelmingly approved by the Florida House on Thursday. The legislation including...
  • Gov. Scott reverses course, opposes Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Rick Scott reversed course Monday, saying he no longer supports Medicaid expansion as talks break down between Florida and its request for the federal government to extend funds to hospitals that serve low-income patients. Scott wants the federal...
  • Senate testing bill eliminates some exams, prompts hot debate

    Senate testing bill eliminates some exams, prompts hot debate
    The Florida Senate approved its testing bill Thursday, a package of reforms meant to limit how many exams public school students take each year. The vote followed long debates, notable for the criticism of high-stakes testing leveled by some Republican...
  • Florida lawmakers pass few bills as budget questions linger

    Just past the midpoint of the Florida Legislature's 60-day session, lawmakers have left town for the Easter and Passover holidays. So let's take a look at what they have done with the more than 1,700 bills that have been filed. They set next year's...
  • House, Senate advance budgets as Medicaid scuffle looms

    House, Senate advance budgets as Medicaid scuffle looms
    TALLAHASSEE — The House and Senate advanced competing budgets Wednesday, setting up what could be a weekslong showdown between the two chambers over Medicaid funding. The Senate's $80.4 billion spending plan is about $4.2 billion more than the...
  • House, Senate poised to pass competing budgets, setting up Medicaid clash

    House, Senate poised to pass competing budgets, setting up Medicaid clash
    TALLAHASSEE – The House and Senate are detailing their budgets today before passing them off the floor, setting up what could be a weekslong showdown between the two chambers over Medicaid funding. The Senate is poised to pass an $80.4 billion...
  • Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing

    Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing
    TALLAHASSEE — Nearly halfway through Florida's legislative session, consensus remains elusive on nearly every major issue: health care, conservation, school testing, the budget and tax cuts. The only substantive bill that has been passed so far...
  • House moves on budget while Senate waits on Medicaid talks

    House moves on budget while Senate waits on Medicaid talks
    TALLAHASSEE - House and Senate leaders agree on this much: it’s early. House leaders came out with budget allocations Friday, basically a rough outline of how much the chamber will spend in different areas of the budget. The Senate plans to...
  • Lawmakers delay decision on Dolphins stadium money

    Lawmakers delay decision on Dolphins stadium money
    A legislative analysis ranked the Dolphins stadium third in line for state funding The Dolphins will have to wait to see whether their stadium will receive some state funding for its $350 million in renovations. The legislative budget committee Thursday...