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Nick Evans / WFSU News

Tallahassee is not the only state capitol reeling from sexual harassment claims. Legislatures in California, Indiana, Missouri, Washington and at least seven others are also dealing with the issue.

Local Lawmaker Prepares For Final Session

Sep 21, 2015
Florida House of Representatives

Tallahassee Lawmaker Alan Williams is preparing for his final session in the Florida Legislature. In anticipation of his final term, the District 8 Representative is taking the time to thank his constituents.

Leon County Lawmakers To Meet With Constituents

Sep 21, 2015

The Leon County Legislative Delegation is meeting Monday evening to discuss the upcoming 2016 session. The meeting serves as an opportunity for constituents to voice their concerns and shape lawmakers’ priorities. Democratic Representative Alan Williams said he’s looking forward to hearing from the community.

New Florida Legislative Leaders Sworn In

Nov 21, 2014
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The Florida Channel

The Florida House Speaker and Senate President set the tone and choose priorities for each lawmaking session. As new legislative leaders took their oaths of office this week, they talked about what Floridians can expect during their terms.

Florida’s new House Speaker is Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island). When he took to the chamber lectern for the first time, he made it clear he’s a small-government kind of guy.

It’s no secret a successful major college sports team means big business for its university. But when a Florida State University lobbyist earlier this fall suggested to the school’s trustees that a successful football team could mean more money from state lawmakers, eyebrows were raised. But, even those pushing for FSU to get every dollar it can say there’s little chance football – either its scores or its scandals -- will change the school’s appropriation.

Capital Report

Feb 20, 2013

Capital Report is the longest-lived, most comprehensive radio coverage of the Florida Legislature in existence.

After months of back-and-forth talks between the Florida Attorney General’s office and state legislative leaders, the two sides have come to an agreement on how to spend $300 million dollars.The money is Florida’s share of a $25 billion dollar settlement agreement with five of the nation’s largest banks over sketchy foreclosure practices.