- Legislature passes bill exempting UFC results from request Updated: Feb-11-16 7:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - When "The Ultimate Fighter" returns to Florida, the public won't be able to find out the results before episodes air.
- Last stand? Statue of confederate general could be replaced Updated: Feb-11-16 3:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith would be removed from the U.S. Capitol under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.
- Bill on severe injuries caused by dogs passes Florida Senate Updated: Feb-11-16 2:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A measure that could spare the lives of dogs that cause severe injuries to people is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
- Florida Legislature divided over budget and tax cuts Updated: Feb-11-16 2:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature has less than a month left in its regular session to reach a deal over a new state budget.
- Florida House signs off on tax cuts, sales tax holidays Updated: Feb-11-16 2:25 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida House has passed a sweeping tax cut package that could give Floridians several tax holidays.
- Bill would increase penalty for violating restraining orders Updated: Feb-11-16 2:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A person who more than once violates restraining orders issued to protect people from domestic violence or stalking would face felony charges under a bill the Florida Senate passed.
- Florida Gov. remains mum on how to fix state's death penalty Updated: Feb-10-16 10:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With Florida's death penalty law in limbo due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Emilee Cope on Wednesday described in chilling detail how her father, Keith, was hog-tied and left for dead back in 2009 when she was a teenager.
- Senate urges federal term limits, condemns Israel boycotts Updated: Feb-10-16 6:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Senate is sending two messages to Congress: set term limits for senators and representatives, and condemn efforts to boycott Israel.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Feb-10-16 3:30 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- Bill would help families of first responders killed on duty Updated: Feb-10-16 2:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The families of law enforcement officers and other first responders killed on duty would receive increased benefits under a bill unanimously passed by the Florida Senate.
- Chances look good for anti-corruption bill in Legislature Updated: Feb-10-16 12:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - An anti-corruption bill intended to end what a grand jury called a "corruption tax" in Florida appears headed for passage.
- Despite problems charter schools could get more state money Updated: Feb-09-16 9:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Setting up a potential tug-of-war over millions in taxpayer money, the Florida House is rushing ahead with a plan that would force school districts across the state to share local property taxes with charter schools.
- Gambling legislation starts rolling in Florida House Updated: Feb-09-16 8:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday finally took up legislation that would allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to add craps and roulette at its casinos.
- Florida gay rights bill won't advance after Senate stalemate Updated: Feb-09-16 7:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida won't pass legislation this year to extend civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
- Restrictions on abortion headed for Florida House floor vote Updated: Feb-09-16 5:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill restricting Florida abortion providers is heading for a vote on the floor of the state House.
- Lawmakers consider controversial alimony, custody changes Updated: Feb-07-16 10:44 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Big changes could be in store for couples who divorce under legislation now being considered by Florida lawmakers.
- Bill would require courts to tell abusers to give up guns Updated: Feb-06-16 3:29 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Judges would be required to inform domestic violence abusers they are prohibited from possessing firearms, under a measure coming before Maryland lawmakers.
- Bill to let terminally ill use medical marijuana advances Updated: Feb-04-16 5:30 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A proposal to allow terminally ill patients in Florida to use medical marijuana is headed to the Senate floor.
- Florida bill would put a stop to red light cameras Updated: Feb-04-16 3:45 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather than for legitimate public safety purposes.
- House passes bills to allow open gun carry, campus gun carry Updated: Feb-03-16 8:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida House passed bills Wednesday that would let people with concealed weapons permits openly carry their guns and bring them onto state college campuses, as well as allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons on their chamber's floor.
- Florida House passes sweeping immigration measure Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Saying Florida cities and counties must "follow the rule of law," the Florida House passed a sweeping immigration measure Wednesday that would penalize those who don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
- The Latest: Attorney asks lawmakers to approve jury's award Updated: Feb-03-16 5:54 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Latest on the civil trial of a Florida sheriff's deputy who shot and paralyzed an unarmed black man (all times local):
- Florida bill would allow military force to keep out refugees Updated: Feb-03-16 5:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's governor would be able to use military force to keep out immigrants or refugees from certain parts of the world under a bill passed by a House committee on Wednesday.
- House votes to let lawmakers carry guns on chamber floors Updated: Feb-02-16 9:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida lawmakers would be able to carry guns on their chamber's floor and in meetings under changes made to a bill that would allow licensed gun owners to openly carry their weapons.
- 3 nurseries seek injunction in medical marijuana licenses Updated: Feb-02-16 8:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Three Florida nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking for an injunction to delay the state's medical marijuana process in three of five state regions.