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  • Legislature sends governor in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Legislature sends governor in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE – In a dramatic shift of policy, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a measure Friday granting discounted tuition rates to the children of illegal immigrants. The bill would grant in-state tuition rates to thousands of...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets

    For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are beefing up the cash for Gov. Rick Scott to dole out to companies willing to re-locate or create new jobs here. But the governor’s jobs agencies in charge of closing those deals couldn’t spend more...
  • Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings

    Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings
    TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues. Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
  • Stadium bill clears the Florida Legislature

    Stadium bill clears the Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies. The bill, HB 7095, passed by an 89-27 vote and has...
  • Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill

    Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill
    TALLAHASSEE – On the final day of session, the Florida Senate sent Gov. Rick Scott a plan to legalize a low-THC version of medical marijuana that could be used by cancer patients and children with degenerative seizures. Scott has already pledged...
  • Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit

    Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit
    Florida's high school seniors could attend "collegiate high school" programs -- and earn up to a year of college credit -- under a bill proposed in the Florida Senate. The suggested program seems similar to current dual enrollment programs (offered by...
  • Lawsuit challenging Florida school funding seeks to broaden, cites vouchers, charters, pre-K as evidence of state failures

    Lawsuit challenging Florida school funding seeks to broaden, cites vouchers, charters, pre-K as evidence of state failures
    A sweeping lawsuit that argues Florida failed to adequately fund its public education system should be amended so that the state's support of voucher programs and charter schools can also be challenged, attorneys for the plaintiffs said today. They have...
  • House votes to open the door to law licenses for undocumented lawyers

    House votes to open the door to law licenses for undocumented lawyers
    TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida House deeply divided on ideological grounds voted Thursday to open the door to allow some illegal immigrants who have lived in the country long enough to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar. House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott

    Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott
    Compassion won out over rhetorical resistance when lawmakers in the final hours of the final day of the state’s annual legislative session agreed to allow some illegal immigrants to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar. The matter now goes...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
  • Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill

    Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Despite impassioned critics from both parties, the Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to green-light higher speed limits on some interstates. The controversial bill passed in the House by a one-vote, 58-56 margin, and now...