A Florida Politics Blog
Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune and The St. Petersburg Tribune.
TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of an important committee hearing on statewide ride-hailing regulations, Sen. Jeff Brandes has introduced an amendment to bring the senate version of statewide insurance regulations more in line with what the House has alrea...
TALLAHASSEE -- Two gambling-related bills will get their first hearing Tuesday before the Senate Regulated Industries Committee chaired by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming.
TALLAHASSEE — Uber and Lyft lobbyists are hailing the 108-10 passage of a Florida House version of a bill to take local control of ride-hailing companies away from local governments, but they still have a difficult road ahead with the Senate.
TALLAHASSEE - A bill sponsored by Senate President-designate Joe Negron of Stuart to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports games passed out of the Regulated Industries Committee Wednesday morning, but not without a debate over whether the game c...
TALLAHASSEE -- The anti-gambling group No Casinos! announced today it has collected 100,000 signature s for its Voters in Charge ballot initiative and is submitting them to county election supervisors to be validated for judicial review.
TALLAHASSEE -- A House measure pushing a constitutional amendment to the ballot that would create a statewide charter school commission cleared the House preK-12 subcommittee Wednesday morning along party lines.
Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, lambasted Gov. Rick Scott and the Surgeon General for getting rid of pediatric heart surgery standards that led to the closing of one private hospital's program, urging them to reinstate those standard...
TALLAHASSEE — A bill to create a statewide regulatory framework for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft cruised through the Florida House of Representatives this week but could face a roadblock once it reaches the Senate.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate was full of praise for President Andy Gardiner Wednesday as it unanimously passed legislation of his held over from last year to expand educational options for children with special needs.
Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn was one of six Florida city mayors who received kudos from Gov. Rick Scott during his State of the State speech Tuesday, praising them for supporting his $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund.