Legislation designed to prevent any foreign legal principles from being used in state courts passed the Florida House Thursday.
HB 351, sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha,has been widely dubbed the anti-Shariah law.
Supporters argued the bill is a preventive measure to ensure foreign law does not infiltrate the states family law courts.
Opponents called it a solution in search of a problem and said there has never been a case where someones constitutional rights were diminished by foreign law.
Gov. Rick Scott presented one of the first Great Floridian awards of the year to football legend Tim Tebow on Friday in a ceremony at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse near Jacksonville.
Tebow, 25, was honored hours prior to the start of his third-annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Gala and Golf Classic. The gala is Friday night, the golf classic will be at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course on Saturday morning.
Florida TaxWatch cautions the Legislature not to repeal an insurance premium tax credit designed to encourage insurance company jobs in Florida -- at least not until it has fully assessed the impacts of what it would be like to live without it.
SB 1832, a bill that would effect the repeal,arose suddenly and is scheduled tobe heard by only one committee -- the SenateAppropriations Committee.
Gov. Rick Scott announced in Orlando Friday that since December 2010, Florida has created 294,200 private-sector jobs.
Considering the February unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent, he said, Florida's unemployment is now the lowest it's been since October 2008.