The full Senate is prepped and ready to take up Senate President Joe Negron’s $1 billion higher education bill this week. Under the proposal, SB 2 -- called the “Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2017” -- state universities would be required to block tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state full time students by 2018.
Two state lawmakers want Florida to officially apologize for widespread abuses at the infamous Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.
The Democratic primary field for the 2018 gubernatorial race will be a little less crowded -- on Thursday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced he would not be running for the job despite being widely rumored to make a bid next year.
Sunshine State News has apparently poked the bear with Miami Beach Mayor and possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine, who recently launched into Donald Trump-esque Twitter and Facebook tirades over an article SSN posted about the popular homesharing site, Airbnb.
Sen. Greg Steube entered into his first year as a state senator with big hopes of passing sweeping pro-gun bills in Florida. But it appears one of the state’s top lawmakers has put the kabosh on his ambitions early, sending his gun bills to the legislative graveyard on the first day of session.
Gov. Rick Scott stood at the podium, looking out onto the hundreds of lawmakers listening to his every word. The room was crowded, with people who had traveled from all over the state to hear him speak. A sense of excitement -- and tension -- filled the air.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran laid out the law of the land and his political agenda as he vowed to crack down on wasteful government spending and push for fairness and transparency in his Opening Day remarks Tuesday morning.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran named his nine appointees to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission Monday afternoon, adding his own preferences to the 37 member group which reviews the state constitution.
State lawmakers will roll up their sleeves and get to work in Tallahassee beginning Tuesday -- and up on their first week’s agenda? Three gun bills which have gathered the support of statewide gun groups and the opposition of anti-gun forces in the Sunshine State.
If the 2018 U.S. Senate election were held today, incumbent Bill Nelson would win a hypothetical matchup against Gov. Rick Scott, a new poll shows.