2014 Legislative News


Special election set for Fla. House seat

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered a special election for House District 13, the Westside district where incumbent state Rep. Reggie Fullwood's paperwork for re-election was disqualified.

Navy veteran's absentee ballot won't count

Two recounts are scheduled to begin Friday morning in Duval County's primary election. One of the votes that will not count came from a 77-year-old man, who made his case before the Canvassing Board on Thursday.

US Rep Yoho draws GOP challenger

A little-known Alachua County Republican is trying to end a first-term congressman's brief career on Capitol Hill. Ted Yoho is facing a challenge from Jake Rush for House Disctrict 3 representation.

Renner, Fant seek Fla. House seat

It's the battle of the Republicans over Florida House District 15, and both candidates think they're the best one to represent it.

Medical marijuana debate continues

The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, or Amendment 2, will be on the ballot on Nov. 4. Voters will decide if cannabis will be allowed as a medical treatment for those with a doctor's recommendation.

Florida Primary Preview: District 15

Jay Fant and Paul Renner are vying to take Daniel Davis' place in Tallahassee in a race that will essentially be decided by the primary itself.

Florida Primary Preview: Redistricting

Congresswoman Corrine Brown's district was at the center of a long-running legal battle over redistricting. It's been redrawn, but the new map won't take effect until 2016.

Florida Primary Preview: District 4

A political newcomer is trying to unseat a longtime local congressman. Republican Ander Crenshaw faces a primary challenge from retired Navy captain Ryman Shoaf.


Judge: Rep. Fullwood remains off ballot

A circuit judge on Friday denied a Jacksonville's state representative's lawsuit challenging his disqualification for re-election due to paperwork errors.

Governor signs new congressional map bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed off on new maps that will alter several congressional districts in the state, but it doesn't appear the changes will end the legal tussle over them.

Fla. Legislature passes congressional map

Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.

Gun-toting teacher proposal to return?

School safety is always on everyone's mind and a controversial safety bill will be coming back this legislative session. A proposal that would allow teachers to carry guns on school grounds will be coming back in 2015.