- 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
- Fla. sues BP over oil spill environmental damage Updated: Mar-06-14 12:08 pm
- Amid protests, Florida legislators start session Updated: Mar-04-14 6:25 pm
- Scott State of State speech highlights economy Updated: Mar-04-14 5:13 pm
- Fla. House gambling bill would not allow casinos Updated: Mar-03-14 10:16 pm
- Fla. lawmakers to kick off session Updated: Mar-03-14 7:19 pm
- Medicaid expansion support waning in Fla. Senate Updated: Feb-28-14 5:43 am
- Fla. lawmakers have money to spend or give back Updated: Feb-27-14 6:13 pm
- Feds approve disaster relief for oyster industry Updated: Feb-27-14 7:41 am
- Fla. Gov. comes out against Arizona rights bill Updated: Feb-26-14 6:40 pm
- 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
- Gov. Scott backs project with ties to his top aide Updated: Feb-21-14 6:02 pm
- Fla. Gov. cancels trip to Dominican Republic Updated: Feb-20-14 11:28 am
- Board looks at Fla. school standards, grading Updated: Feb-18-14 3:41 pm
- Slain Fla. deputy remembered as husband and father Updated: Feb-16-14 11:43 am
- Fla. marine scientists blocked from Cuba research Updated: Feb-15-14 1:33 pm
- Medical marijuana gains traction in the Deep South Updated: Feb-09-14 5:59 pm
- Charlie Crist calls for end to US embargo on Cuba Updated: Feb-08-14 2:56 pm
- Debate over Ga. plan to supplement streams Updated: Feb-08-14 10:58 am
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.
MIAMI - Florida has joined a multistate lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for damage to the state's natural resources.
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 - Gov. Rick Scott touted Florida's improving economy in a State of the State speech Tuesday that drew a contrast between the recession years under former Gov. Charlie Crist and the jobs created during his first three years in office.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bid to bring major casinos to South Florida was dealt a significant setback under a sweeping gambling proposal rolled out late Monday by the Republican-controlled Florida House.
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.
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 - Florida's continued economic recovery is giving state legislators a reprieve from years of budget battles and a way to boost the election-year fortunes of Gov. Rick Scott.
APALACHICOLA, Florida - Apalachicola Bay and Florida's oyster industry are going to get some financial assistance from the federal government.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is joining with other Republicans opposed to an Arizona bill that would add protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.
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 - The $200 million that Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged this week to put toward a train depot at Orlando's busy international airport also will benefit a company that previously employed the governor's chief of staff.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is canceling his plans to head to the Dominican Republican for a trade mission.
ORLANDO, Florida - Florida education officials on Tuesday tried to end a long-simmering debate over what its school standards should be and how schools should be graded.
ORLANDO, Florida - The widow of a slain central Florida sheriff's deputy wore his badge around her neck at his funeral.
TAMPA, Florida - Marine biologists who study the Gulf of Mexico have a joke: The FBI, the DEA, the CIA - none of them have anything on scientists when it comes to tracking the flow of secretive traffic between Cuba and the United States.
ATLANTA - Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.
MIAMI - Charlie Crist is calling for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
ATLANTA - After it failed last year, a measure that Georgia regulators say would prevent wildlife deaths during drought is making the rounds again in the Legislature.