Tom Lee

MGN Online

A bill seeking a three percent pay raise for state employees unanimously passed its first Senate panel Monday. And, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are mulling over the issue as well.

Florida's Senate Chamber
Nick Evans

Florida lawmakers are preparing to vote on a budget Friday evening.  The compromise spending plan comes more than six weeks after relations in the Florida Capitol broke down.

Center for Advanced Research and Teaching

The Senate Appropriations Committee deliberated on legislation left over from a previous hearing, but it went anything but quietly. A heated debate on a “fractious” subject lit up an otherwise uneventful meeting.

MGN Online

A group of Florida lawmakers passed a slew of measures Tuesday, including a controversial abortion bill. They also moved a series of gun-related measures to the Senate floor, including the so-called ‘Pop Tart’ bill.

Late-Term Abortion Bill

The measure essentially banning late-term abortion is already heading for a floor vote in the House, and now has one more committee stop in the Senate, after it passed the Senate Judiciary Tuesday.

Florida Senate

As speculation mounts that no one wants to be Governor Rick Scott’s Lieutenant Governor, there may be one candidate on Scott’s so-called shortlist who could be leaning toward giving Scott a “yes.”