A group of four state lawmakers has joined a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a law requiring utility customers to pay in advance for new nuclear plants, even if they’re never built.
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During a Friday debate over a bill that would allow state agencies to impose random drug testing on state employees, House members avoided debating and voting on an amendment that would include them in those policies.
A bill that has been described by critics as a “clean-up bill” written to include several anti-abortion measures that did not pass in the GOP-led Florida Legislature last year, passed in the Florida House today in a 78-33 vote.
The Florida House today passed two bills that would restrict welfare – one, which would restrict access to cash assistance or food stamps for anyone with a past drug felony conviction, and another that would add restrictions to how welfare beneficiaries can use public cash assistance and food stamps.
A bill that would allow “inspirational messages,” including prayers, to be given during any school event, was passed on the House floor today with an 88-27 vote. The bill is now headed to the governor’s desk.
With the end of this legislative session a mere two weeks away, state lawmakers are no closer to implementing a state health insurance exchange program that is mandated through the Affordable Care Act. As the deadline for the mandate looms, the state risks having the federal government step in and create a program in place of the state.
A bill that was already being described as a way to pass a slew of anti-abortion rights measures all at once has just absorbed another bill. This morning, in a House health committee meeting, an omnibus anti-abortion bill was amended to include a “fetal pain” measure that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks.
A bill that would require anyone with a drug-related felony conviction in his or her history to complete rehab before receiving cash assistance or food stamps from the state passed a third Florida House committee today.
Even though the Florida House just eliminated some state funds for homeless coalitions in its budget proposal, lawmakers in the state House and Senate passed bills in committee today that would help the growing number of Floridians that are homeless.
Democratic legislators joined the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida at the capitol today to denounce the Legislature’s continued “attack” on services for women and children.