2015 Legislative News


Former state GOP chair to run for House

Leslie Dougher, who was unseated in January as chairwoman of the Republican Party of Florida despite support from Gov. Rick Scott, is looking to join her replacement in the state House. 

Former Republican party chair announces state house run

Leslie Dougher, who was unseated in January as chairwoman of the Republican Party of Florida despite support from Gov. Rick Scott, is looking to join her replacement in the state House.

UF Health CEO says funding fight not over

The CEO of UF Health said his doomsday prediction of a hospital shutdown was stayed by the approval of $94.8 million in Low Income Pool funding from the state Legislature.

Abortion wait, ticket quotas among laws

Florida's record-setting budget goes into effect Wednesday, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

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Judge blocks new Fla. law on abortions

A Florida judge blocks a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

New laws set to go into effect in Florida

The state's record-setting budget goes into effect on Wednesday, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

Gov. Scott drops health care lawsuit

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday dropped a lawsuit against the Obama administration over funding for hospitals and other health-care providers that serve large numbers of poor and uninsured patients.

Scott asked about Lt. governor's work schedule

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera makes $124,000 a year, but a review of the lieutenant governor's official schedule since he was sworn in in January shows that he has turned his full-time job into a part-time gig while he looks for new work.

Gov. Scott signs budget, vetoes $461M

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is signing a new state budget into law, but not before vetoing nearly $500 million from the spending plan.

INSIDE: Nearly $24 million in NE Florida projects cut |  

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Amendment 1 backers sue lawmakers

Supporters of Amendment 1 filed a lawsuit Monday claiming state lawmakers in a newly approved budget misappropriated more than $300 million of the money voters wanted for environmental land management and acquisition.

Winners, losers in 2015-16 state budget

Northeast Florida fares well in the $78.7 million budget passed Friday evening by the Florida Legislature.

Poll gives Scott, lawmakers low marks

About half of Florida voters disapprove of the way Gov. Rick Scott and state lawmakers are handling their jobs, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson get higher marks, according to poll results released Monday.

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