- Bill requiring unanimous verdict for death penalty advances Updated: Feb-08-16 9:35 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Legislation requiring a unanimous verdict from the jury to recommend the death penalty will head to the state Senate floor after passing a committee vote Monday.
- LGBT anti-discrimination bill lives, barely, for another day Updated: Feb-08-16 6:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida lawmakers considered giving anti-discrimination protections to gay and transgender people for the first time Monday and ended the discussion in a stalemate for at least one more day.
- 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.
- Let the games begin: Legislature releases gambling proposals Updated: Feb-05-16 5:21 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature is going to consider a gambling proposal that would let the Seminole Tribe add craps and roulette to its casinos.
- 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.
- Florida House wants sales tax holidays, cuts for businesses Updated: Feb-03-16 4:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Republican-controlled Florida House is moving ahead with a tax-cut package that could give Floridians several tax holidays.
- 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.
- Senate panel wants voters to choose top Florida officials Updated: Feb-02-16 6:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Some legislators want Florida voters to choose the state's education commissioner and top voting official.
- Florida Legislature wants to be dropped from federal lawsuit Updated: Feb-02-16 5:58 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Republican-led Florida Legislature is asking a federal judge to dismiss the House and Senate from an ongoing lawsuit challenging the state's congressional map.
- Lawmakers seek compensation for deceased FSU player's family Updated: Feb-02-16 5:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Two Florida legislators and a group of NFL players say this is the year the Legislature should finally compensate the family of Florida State University freshman football player Devaughn Darling, who died after overexertion during a workout in 2001.
- Bill would allow custodian to take over online accounts Updated: Feb-02-16 1:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Floridians could designate a custodian to access and manage their social media, email and online financial accounts when they die or become incapacitated, under a bill moving through the state legislature.
- Legislature asked to consider money for sports teams Updated: Feb-01-16 8:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature is being asked to give tens of millions to help sports teams in Jacksonville and Miami and Daytona International Speedway.
- Bill would let rape victims testify by closed circuit TV Updated: Feb-01-16 7:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Rape victims could be allowed to give testimony against their alleged attackers through a video recording, closed-circuit television or behind a two-way mirror under a bill that received its first committee approval Monday.
- Florida legislators promise to keep death penalty, fix law Updated: Jan-27-16 8:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Saying it's time to put the "death penalty" debate to rest, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature began taking its first steps Wednesday to find a way to preserve executions in the state.
- Florida House passes bill to study, regulate fracking Updated: Jan-27-16 6:54 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The state House approved a bill Wednesday that would create regulations for fracking despite strong opposition from Democrats who said the oil and gas drilling practice could contaminate groundwater, damage the environment, make people sick and hurt Florida's tourism industry.
- Game on? Fantasy sports could become legal in Florida Updated: Jan-27-16 4:14 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida lawmakers are moving closer to making fantasy sports legal in the state.
- Florida public schools may get to use alternative tests Updated: Jan-27-16 11:26 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's public schools may get to use alternative tests such as the SAT and ACT for their yearly tests.
- Florida may pay for burials of students who died at school Updated: Jan-26-16 12:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida may pay to rebury students whose remains were once interred on the grounds of a now shuttered reform school.