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Facing a big hit from the coronavirus, Florida lawmakers are expected...

Florida lawmakers are poised to approve a $93.2 billion state budget on Thursday that includes higher salaries for teachers, a boost in affordable housing...

FL Legislature passes weakened E-Verify bill; immigration groups are critical

Lawmakers have sent a scaled-back E-Verify bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis that will give Florida businesses the option of using the federal system to...

Lawmakers face the coronavirus: FL House Speaker orders members out of...

Update: The five Florida House members who were isolated were allowed to return to the floor shortly before 5 p.m. Rep. Cary Pigman, who is...

Bill to merge New College and Florida Poly with UF dies...

Students, faculty and administrators at New College of Florida and Florida Polytechnic University can rest easier now, as House Speaker Jose Oliva said Friday...

Florida House approves greater autonomy for nurse practitioners

A bill allowing nurse practitioners, sometimes referred to as advanced practice registered nurse, or APRNs, to practice independently of doctors passed on a 94-12...

Lawmakers will likely blow their deadline to adjourn on March 13

Florida lawmakers signaled that they may have to extend the 2020 session to finish their work on a $91 billion-plus state budget and major...

Proposal to cap THC in medical pot emerges in the Florida...

A plan to limit medical marijuana’s potency is gaining support as the 2020 Florida Legislature moves into its final two weeks.On Friday, Sen. Gayle...

House Speaker Oliva adds his heft to the push for enhanced...

On the first day of the 2020 legislative session, the “Doctor of the Day” wasn’t a doctor.Instead, Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva, a Miami...

FL House speaker says gun-control legislation not likely to win favor...

An effort to close the so-called “gun-show loophole” that now allows the sale of firearms without background checks is not likely to win support...

And so it begins: The GOP and Dems, the governor, lobbyists...

With billions of dollars at stake and a dynamic cast of characters swarming the Capitol, the Florida Legislature will begin its annual session on...

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