Nearly 150 laws passed by Florida legislators this year are set to take effect Friday, though some face legal challenges, including the state's new 15-week abortion ban.
The Legislature formally sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis a controversial bill that would restrict the way race-related issues can be taught in schools and in workplace training.
Anticipating legal challenges to a congressional redistricting plan proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Senate and House moved forward Tuesday with providing $1 million for litigation expenses.
The state legislature is expected to address Florida's property insurance crisis in a special session next month.
Florida lawmakers will return to the Capitol Tuesday to begin a special session to approve a new congressional map after Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the previous GOP-backed boundaries that preserved minority districts.
Women will have to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion under a ruling by a Florida judge, who said the waiting period "is the minimum time needed to sleep on such an important decision."
Gov. Ron DeSantis is supporting one local lawmaker's effort to push for a special legislative session to address growing property insurance costs in Florida, as many private insurers have sought hefty rate increases and dropped customers to reduce financial risks.
From One Buc Place and with Tony Dungy in attendance, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new bill that will help fund pro-fatherhood organizations like the Hall of Famer's "All Pro Dad" non-profit.
The mother of an 11-year-old elementary school transgender student in Hillsborough County is among the 13 plaintiffs suing the state to try to overturn the Parental Rights in Education law.
Sen. Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg has previously argued for taking aggressive action to deal with Florida’s property-insurance problems. He says he intends to pursue polling lawmakers about holding a special legislative session.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the "Parental Rights in Education Act" into law during a visit to Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill. The bill bars instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity for young public-school students.
A Florida bill that would place 12-year term limits on county school-board members and lead to more scrutiny of school library books and instructional materials was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Gov. DeSantis signed a bill unanimously passed by lawmakers, which will require high school students in Florida to take a financial literacy class in order to graduate. The course will include lessons on credit scores, managing credit card debt, types of bank accounts to open, and how to file your taxes.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday he's signing off on $800 million in this year's budget to raise minimum teacher pay and increase the salaries of veteran teachers in Florida.
Florida's legislative session adjourned at 1:03 p.m. Monday, after votes on the budget and a series of related bills. Gov. Ron DeSantis touted Florida as the “best law and order state in the entire country."
Florida lawmakers will vote Monday on a record $112.1 billion state budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, up 10.4 percent from a spending plan approved for the current year.
Lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would end the Florida Standards Assessments and replace the standardized exams with a "progress monitoring system" that would test students three times a year.
The bill will now head to Gov. Ron DeSantis. If signed, it will be a felony to buy, sell or trade stolen sexually explicit images from someone’s phone or other digital devices.
The Senate will hold a floor session Monday to take up the Parental Rights in Education Act, which critics have called the “Don't Say Gay” bill. Supporters say it would bolster parental rights.
A measure that would let local governments restrict smoking at beaches and parks is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.