As expected, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed Bill Galvano's Senate Bill 8, Gaming. The House gaming bill is also expected to pass in a matter of days.
Optometrists are now among the largest donors to political causes in Florida, according to state tax filings.
Sunshine State News is teaming up with the American Media Institute to present a series of articles looking at one of the most contentious issues facing the Florida Legislature.
Florida congressmen reacted as the U.S. House of Representatives pulled a vote on the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare at the last minute Friday afternoon.
State and federal officials announced Friday that the recent screwworm infestation in South Florida has been eliminated, ending a potentially serious threat to farm livestock and warm-blooded pets.
President Donald Trump unveiled his $1.15 trillion budget in the early hours of Thursday morning with pledges to increase defense spending, but many Florida lawmakers have yet to be convinced the proposal is a step in the right direction for the nation.
Authorities say Florida should brace for another Zika outbreak this year. The tip-off, they say, is the state's unseasonably warm winter. And they're looking for another $1.2 million -- a total of $3.8 million -- to fight back.
The Florida Senate Committee on Judiciary, chaired by Senator Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, passed Senate Bill 436, Religious Expression in Public Schools, on Tuesday.
Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen will be on the air Monday morning with Greg Penglis from 1330 WEBY in Northwest Florida talking gun issues in the Sunshine State.
One species, the Burmese python, is wreaking havoc on the Everglades, and if left alone much longer, it will change the balance of nature in the delicate ecosystem perhaps forever.