- Fla. could increase private school vouchers Updated: Mar-06-14 8:04 pm
- Fla. Capitol security rules stop overnight sit-ins Updated: Mar-06-14 1:37 pm
- Amid protests, Florida legislators start session Updated: Mar-04-14 6:25 pm
- Fla. lawmakers to kick off session Updated: Mar-03-14 7:19 pm
- Gun legislation back in the forefront for session Updated: Mar-02-14 11:25 am
- Fla. considers best way to implement ed reforms Updated: Mar-01-14 11:56 am
- Medicaid expansion support waning in Fla. Senate Updated: Feb-28-14 5:43 am
- For Scott, it's about tax cuts and budget in 2014 Updated: Feb-26-14 3:09 pm
- Fla. lawmakers to talk water funding, not policy Updated: Feb-25-14 4:01 pm
- Fla. Senate proposes new casinos, slot machines Updated: Feb-24-14 8:21 pm
- Poor Floridians fall into Medical expansion gap Updated: Feb-23-14 2:02 pm
- Fla. Legislative session to be a mix of priorities Updated: Feb-22-14 11:11 am
- AP boosts staff for Fla. legislative session Updated: Feb-12-14 1:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, could undergo a substantial expansion under a bill that moved ahead Thursday in the state Legislature.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - New Capitol security rules approved by Gov. Rick Scott and Senate and House leaders will prevent overnight protests like the monthlong sit-in after George Zimmerman's acquittal on murder charges.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators opened their annual 60-day session on Tuesday with legislative leaders vowing to cut taxes, expand the use of private school vouchers and make changes to the state's pension system.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators return to the state Capitol on Tuesday for a 60-day session that will likely focus on tax cuts, spending and school vouchers, but avoid many of the contentious issues that sparked partisan rancor and fierce debate in the last few years.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's gun-friendly nature will be scrutinized during the 2014 legislative session as bills that would modify the state's "stand your ground" law and another allowing warning shots will be considered, a marked contrast from the 2013 session in which no major gun legislation was passed.
MIAMI - Sweeping changes the Florida Legislature has made to education in recent years are likely to come to the forefront again during the upcoming session as lawmakers grapple with their implementation.
MIAMI - One of Medicaid expansion's biggest allies in the Florida Legislature is growing cold on the idea, which leaves the possibility of extending insurance to more than 1 million of the state's most vulnerable nearly dead in the water before the session begins.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott, weighed down by lackluster poll numbers and a Republican Legislature intent on pursuing its own contentious reforms, appears content to keep it simple as he heads into the 2014 session.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Florida - In the marshes along the western edge of Florida's largest freshwater lake, the water is clear, wading birds burst into the sky ahead of an approaching airboat, and there's no sign of the turmoil that elevated water levels caused last summer.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Republican-controlled Florida Senate on Monday rolled out a sweeping gambling proposal that would bring casinos to South Florida as well as expand the use of slot machines across the state.
MIAMI - Roughly 1 million uninsured Floridians who repeatedly heard affordable health insurance was just around the corner for them thanks to President Barack Obama's new law are finding a harsh reality - they're too poor to qualify.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session that begins shortly.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Steve Miller, a veteran investigative reporter has been hired by The Associated Press to help cover Florida's 2014 legislative session.