Two Florida lawmakers are teaming up on legislation requiring state officials to keep a closer eye on the quality of nursing homes and assisted living facilities after 13 senior citizens died in an overheated nursing home in September.
Gov. Rick Scott is making the a $178 million push to help support active military, veterans and their families as part of his 2018-2019 budget.
Puerto Ricans, reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, are heading to Florida in droves and the numbers prove it -- more than 143,000 people from Puerto Rico have arrived in Florida since the Category 4 storm struck the island in September, and even more are expected to come to the Sunshine State in the coming months.
Senate President Joe Negron officially named a third party investigator to look into allegations state Sen. Jack Latvala harassed and groped at least six women in Tallahassee, the Senate President’s office announced Thursday.
A bill to permanently expand the state’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program passed through a key Senate committee on Thursday, receiving unanimous support from nine senators.
Former state lawmaker Daisy Baez pleaded guilty to charges of perjury for lying about her address on a voter registration form on Wednesday, exactly a week after she resigned from the Florida House of Representatives.
Two Treasure Coast lawmakers are teaming up with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to help lessen septic tank runoff to the Indian River Lagoon in hopes of paving a way to cleaner water for Florida’s Treasure and Space Coasts -- and they're joined by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and an expert who all say septic-to-sewer conversion is the key to cleaning Florida's waterways.
The battle of the Ricks ended Tuesday evening in St. Petersburg when incumbent mayor Rick Kriseman bested former mayor Rick Baker in one of the hardest-fought elections in the city’s history.
A bill banning “sanctuary cities” in Florida passed its first and only legislative committee stop on Tuesday and will now head to the Florida House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.
Sen. Jack Latvala’s house of cards continued to fall Monday as the state's head honcho -- Gov. Rick Scott -- weighed in on allegations Latvala sexually harassed multiple women in Tallahassee.