Florida House of Representatives News

Businessman sues Fla. House of Representatives to block subpoena over Visit Florida investigation

By Dee Thompson | Jan 29, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Businessman Pat Roberts has sued the Florida House of Representatives and House Speaker Richard Corcoran after being served with a subpoena for documents that he says are not relevant to the investigation for which he is the subject.

Fant focuses on promoting Florida's economic growth in campaign for attorney general

By Olivia Olsen | Jul 6, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — Republican Rep. Jay Fant is ready to move into a new position that he thinks will help him better serve his constituents.

Prejudgment interest, medical malpractice bills fail in Florida Legislature

By Richard Jones | May 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Legislature on break, several high-profile bills currently tracked by the Florida Record have been met their legislative demise.

Florida Senate committees advance prejudgment interest bill

By Olivia Olsen | Apr 18, 2017

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.

Workers' comp reform bill passes Florida's House of Representatives

By Zachary Lewis | Apr 7, 2017

In a vote of 20 to 9, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would alter the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

Workers' comp bill gets another test today

By John Severance | Apr 6, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — There already has been lengthy discussions about Florida House Bill 7085, which barely got out of subcommittee last month.

State Supreme Court issues longer suspension for Florida judge over ethics violations

By Tabitha Fleming | Mar 26, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court issued a longer-than-recommended suspension for a 3rd Judicial Circuit judge after reviewing alleged ethics violations that stemmed from 2012.

New Constitution Revision Commission not expected to push for aggressive changes

By Michael Carroll | Mar 13, 2017

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.

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

By Michelle de Leon | Nov 27, 2016

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

Florida in need of tort reform, says state Rep. Passidomo

By Kerry Goff | Jul 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – In a recent interview on The Bob Harden Show, state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo discussed the need for tort reform in Florida and how it was affecting jobs and premiums for its citizens.

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