Category: Politics

Stay up to date on the latest politics around Florida.

Despite cities objections, DeSantis signs firefighter cancer benefits

After the proposal received unanimous support in the Legislature, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill that will expand… Read More

2 months ago

School ‘Guardian’ expansion goes to DeSantis

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday gave final passage to a wide-ranging school safety bill that would allow classroom teachers to be… Read More

2 months ago

Budget chiefs finalize state spending plan

House and Senate budget chiefs agreed Tuesday to a roughly $90 billion budget deal, but lawmakers will not end the… Read More

2 months ago

Visit Florida, jobs fund get money

Florida’s tourism-marketing arm will get an extra nine months --- and a $50 million budget --- to prove itself to… Read More

2 months ago

Texting and driving ban heads to Governor

Law enforcement officers could pull over motorists they see texting and driving on Florida roads, under a bill now headed… Read More

2 months ago

School funding resolved as budget deal gets closer

In a flurry of decisions, top Republicans edged closer Sunday night to reaching a final deal on a state budget… Read More

2 months ago

House proposes management takeover of Florida Virtual School

Management of the beleaguered Florida Virtual School appears poised to change after a Florida House budget committee proposed Thursday that… Read More

2 months ago

DeSantis could get ‘sanctuary’ city enforcement role

As Republican lawmakers seek to ban so-called sanctuary cities, Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to make sure legislation would give… Read More

2 months ago

Lawmakers move closer on texting while driving ban

The Florida Senate on Thursday accepted most of the House version of a bill that would allow law-enforcement officers to… Read More

2 months ago

Legislature poised to kill state tourism agency

Florida’s tourism-marketing agency is closer to having its doors closed this fall as a Senate budget proposal Tuesday matched the… Read More

2 months ago

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