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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...

FL House Speaker Oliva casts doubt on funding for Visit Florida

Funding for Visit Florida, the state’s tourism-marketing agency, will again face strong opposition in the Florida House when lawmakers meet in their annual session...

A bill to limit access to abortions is moving quickly in...

A parental-consent abortion bill is being fast-tracked in the Florida House and could be one of the first bills taken up by the House...

Dem Fl Ag Commissioner “horrified and disgusted” at GOP state Rep....

In a fund-raising appeal sent out Thursday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried slammed a Republican lawmaker who was caught on tape joking about killing...

Conservative education group gives top grades to GOP lawmakers, but low...

The Foundation for Florida’s Future – a conservative education group founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush – released A through F grades for lawmakers...

Republicans and Dems condemn state Rep. Mike Hill for laughing about...

GOP Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva isn’t backing down from his demand that Pensacola Republican state Rep.Mike Hill apologize for anti-gay remarks, even as...

Ready, set, go. Lawmakers start nitty gritty state budget talks

Florida lawmakers began formal negotiations on a new state budget on Tuesday, with legislative leaders saying they are moving toward agreement on a plan...

The Legislature just tried to make it harder for Florida patients...

A Florida Senate committee on Monday reluctantly advanced a bill that would let Floridians smoke medical marijuana but added a series of barriers that...

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