Andy Gardiner

Senate President Andy Gardiner talks to reporters.
The Florida Channel

The Florida Senate is saying goodbye to its President, Andy Gardiner. The Central Florida lawmaker is term-limited out of the legislature this year, and also at the end of his time leading the chamber.

Senate President Andy Gardiner talks to reporters.
The Florida Channel

Florida lawmakers want to curb rising costs in healthcare. But they’re at odds over how to do that. Several plans have been put forth to improve patient access, but it’s not certain whether they’ll do much to help the bigger issue of cost.

Senate President Andy Gardiner during a press conference pushing the Senate's "FHIX" proposal--a privatized version of Medicaid expansion.
Keta Browning / WFSU News

Chances the Legislature will break a stalemate over health care in next week’s special session appear remote. Senate President Andy Gardiner, an Orlando Republican, has a new proposal to provide insurance to 800,000 Floridians, but the governor and House speaker oppose it.

Florida Senate

A last vestige from one of the darkest chapters in Florida’s history fell in the Senate Tuesday. The members took a largely ceremonial vote to wipe a 1977 ban on gay adoptions off the statute books.