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The Florida House on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would create a public-records exemption for taxpayer email addresses held by county tax collectors.
UPDATED THURSDAY: The House has placed the bill on its “special order” calendar for consideration Friday.
A measure that would replace the Florida High School Athletic Association with a different state-selected nonprofit organization passed the state House 86-29 on Wednesday, clearing the path for the state Senate to take up the issue in the coming days...
The Florida Chamber of Commerce says negotiations over a pot of supplemental hospital funding and the debate over Medicaid expansion should be separate issues, a move that puts it in line with Gov. Rick Scott and House Republicans.
For the second time in two weeks, the House’s film and entertainment tax credits bill has been pulled off of an agenda of bills for consideration.
TALLAHASSEE — Members of the House Republican caucus held a private meeting Tuesday without public or press access, and some wouldn’t even confirm the nature of what would be discussed.
The state Senate is in for the long haul, with its presiding officer saying it would be “very difficult” to finish a budget by May 1.
Assuming history holds true, Republican Jamie Grant is expected to be sworn in Wednesday morning after Tuesday’s special election for his former state House seat.
A Senate panel did not vote on a contentious House bill allowing private agencies to deny gay adoptions by claiming religious or moral convictions, but the committee’s chairman said it was premature to say the measure was dead.
If ever there was a time for opponents of the “whiskey and Wheaties” bill to drop the mic, as it were, that moment came Wednesday.