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Gwen Margolis
Senate Democrats sue Florida House over abrupt session end

The fallout over the collapse of this year's session of the Florida Legislature continued Thursday as a group of Democrats went to court to try to force the House to return to the state Capitol. The legal tactic came the same day that Senate President Andy Gardiner floated the idea of holding a special session in June to craft a new state budget. State government may have to shut down if the House and Senate cannot agree to a new budget by June 30. The House abruptly adjourned earlier this week after leaders contended there was no reason to remain in session as long as they continue to have a stalemate with Senate leaders over the budget and health care. The session was scheduled...

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