Representative Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz presiding in the Florida House.
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The Constitution Revision Commission may consider changing residency requirements to run for state office.

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The South Florida statehouse delegation is playing musical chairs after the resignation of a state senator.

House Appropriations Chair Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami).
Florida Channel

Florida House lawmakers submitted more than 12-hundred individual project bills asking for $2.5 billion. But just 516 projects have made it through committee.

Despite a few hang ups, the Florida House of Representatives passed a number of bills Wednesday including one that deals with what’s known as nuclear cost recovery. The measure is intended to put more rules in place for Florida utilities using the provision to pay for building nuclear power plants.

A bill inspired by the Casey Anthony trial received approval from the Governor Friday. As Sascha Cordner reports, the sponsor of “Caylee’s Law” says he’s happy there will now be increased penalties for people who lie to law enforcement during a missing child investigation.

When Orlando mother Casey Anthony lied to law enforcement officers during the investigation of her missing two-year-old Caylee Anthony, it got the attention of Republican Representative Jose Diaz. He remembers getting emotional on the floor as he talked about what this legislation meant to him.