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FL Legislature 2021: Top corrections chief says state prison system is...

In an alarming portrait of Florida's prisons, state Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch recently warned lawmakers that the system is woefully understaffed and...

FL Legislature 2021: Lawmakers will address symptoms of climate change, but...

As climate-change denial gradually fades, Republicans leading all three branches of government in Florida face a reckoning: How will the state pay for damage...

FL Legislature 2021: Lawmakers will face trying times over the state...

Parents lined up before Florida senators Wednesday to support vouchers for children to attend private schools with public dollars. But critics say lawmakers should...

As FL sales tax collections crash in a virus economy, it...

The COVID-19 crisis will blow a financial hole in Florida’s state budget.That’s because Florida, without a personal income tax, relies heavily on sales tax...

FL Senate leader: federal emergency funding may help state avoid steep...

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano says lawmakers may be able to avoid “significant budget cuts” in the coming year because of an influx of...

COVID-19 puts the governor’s review of legislation and new state budget...

The COVID-19 crisis has upended the normal review by Gov. Ron DeSantis of more than 200 bills and the $93.2 billion state budget that...

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...

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...

FL House and Senate advance competing budget bills for 2020-21

With differences over funding for affordable housing, environmental land purchases, and tourism promotion, the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday advanced separate versions of...

FL Senate budget plan includes a 3 percent pay hike for...

State workers would be in line for a 3 percent raise, with correctional officers working in the state prison system receiving a little more...

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