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Florida Senate committees advance prejudgment interest bill

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:16pm

TALLAHASSEE — In a move that may have corporations rattled, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill to allow for prejudgment interest to be collected in personal injury settlements.

Florida bill proposes reclassifying texting and driving laws

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 8:48pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is currently working on a bill that may help alleviate accidents that occur because of texting and driving.

State senator introduces bill to end closed primaries in Florida

John Myers Mar. 28, 2017, 5:25pm

A Florida state senator is looking to end an era of Democratic dominance in several state elections.

New Constitution Revision Commission not expected to push for aggressive changes

Michael Carroll Mar. 13, 2017, 7:40pm

Florida may be a Republican trifecta—meaning the GOP controls the governor’s office and both houses of the legislature—but political observers don’t expect hard-right ballot measures to spew out of the newly appointed Constitution Revision Commission.

1000 Friends of Florida speaks out against proposed senate bill

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 8, 2017, 6:37pm

TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Keith Perry has proposed Florida Senate Bill 996, which would allow developers to countersue for attorney's fees and legal costs if they would prevail in the legal proceedings, according to

Florida leads nation in car accident drownings, movement underway to address problem

Michelle de Leon Nov. 27, 2016, 10:55pm

ORLANDO -- A review of federal crash data has revealed that Florida has the highest number of deaths by car accident drowning.

Voters will decide if Florida should expand medical marijuana law

Joe Dyton Nov. 7, 2016, 11:33am

TALLAHASSEE -- On Nov. 8, Floridians can vote on a proposed revision to a state constitution amendment, Amendment 2, that would expand the law governing medical marijuana and its users.