Florida high school students applying for the state’s college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Governor Ron DeSantis.
A new Florida law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks with some exceptions violates religious freedom rights of Jews in addition to the state constitution’s privacy protections, a synagogue claims in a lawsuit.
Attorneys for the families who lost relatives in last year’s collapse of a Florida condominium tower that killed 98 people reached a $1.02 billion settlement Friday, providing a speedy resolution to lawsuits that could have dragged on for years.
A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, dealing a major victory to companies who had been accused by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis of discriminating against conservative thought.
A new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ staff that could diminish the state’s Black representation in Washington was reinstated by an appeals court Friday, a week after a lower court judge said the map was unconstitutional.
In granting the motion filed by Nikolas Cruz’s prosecutors over the strong objection of his attorneys, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer nullified two weeks of work by prosecution and defense lawyers, forcing them to begin the entire process anew Monday.
For DeSantis, the attack on Disney is the latest front in a culture war waged over policies involving race, gender and the coronavirus, battles he has harnessed to make himself one of the most popular Republicans in the country and a likely 2024 presidential candidate.
The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s private government, handing Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a victory in his feud with the entertainment giant over its opposition to a measure that critics have dubbed the "Don’t Say Gay" law.
Governor Ron DeSantis visited Okaloosa County Thursday morning to talk about a new law signed earlier this week. The law will eliminate the Florida Standards Assessment test and replace it with progress monitoring.
A booming economy and billions in Federal money has Florida lawmakers looking to continue popular sales tax holidays and add a new one for working people. The one item not yet in the package is a top priority of the Governor.
The full House Appropriations Committee approved cutting $200 million from the budgets of 12 districts that defied the state’s ban on mask mandates. Even with the cuts, lawmakers say each district will still have more money than the current year.
Legislation that would prohibit the discussion of gender identity in the classroom moved forward Tuesday in the state Capitol after more than a hundred people voiced their displeasure with the idea. Changes to the bill are expected, including clarifying which grades will be impacted.
Monday was the first day of what is expected to be a two week trial over election law changes passed by lawmakers in 2021. The major issues being challenged are changes to drop boxes, vote by mail ballots, and who can return vote by mail ballots.
Efforts to reform Florida’s alimony laws are moving quickly in the state Capitol. The legislation abolishes permanent alimony and sets up a formula based on the length of a marriage, but it also contains a clause that has sunk reform efforts in the past.
Business owners may soon have a new tool to fight City Hall. Legislation being pushed for the coming legislative session would allow businesses to sue if a city or county ordinance causes their profits to drop.
State lawmakers are looking for creative alternatives to prison time for certain first-time low-level offenders. One bill filed for the 2021 legislative session would provide the option of serving in the military instead of behind bars, but even if passed, the idea is likely to run into obstacles.
There is no state law requiring apartment complexes to conduct background checks on potential employees, but following the September killing of a 19-year-old college student in central Florida, her parents and a group of bipartisan lawmakers have filed legislation to make background checks mandatory.
Survivors of the Dozier School for Boys are one step closer to being compensated after a Senate committee approved a bill Tuesday that would set in motion plans to identify those who were victims of the reform school.
The once-a-decade redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative boundaries is heating up in the state Capitol. Monday, House staff released the chamber’s first drafts, while a Senate committee fine-tuned that chamber’s proposals. At least one of the House maps is raising questions of fairness.