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2018 legislative session

Nursing Homes Seek State Money For Generators

Nov 14, 2017

Florida's largest nursing-home association has one question as the 2018 legislative session approaches: Will the state help foot the costs of generators at nursing homes?

Senate Bill Could Curb Stadium Projects

Sep 27, 2017

Professional sports franchises would be prohibited from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land under a measure introduced Tuesday in the Florida Senate.

The proposal (SB 352) by Sen. Rene Garcia R-Hialeah, is similar to legislation (HB 13) filed in the House by Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah. Both bills are filed for the 2018 legislative session, which starts in January.

The outlook is grim again for Florida’s budget drafters—and that’s before considering the cost of Hurricane Irma.  State forecasters are warning the coffers are nearly empty for the third year running.

The Florida Legislature is cancelling upcoming committee meetings ahead of Hurricane Irma. Lawmakers’ preparations for the 2018 session will have to wait.

Bill Would Protect Mother Bears In Hunts

Aug 17, 2017

Black bears mothering cubs under 100 pounds would be off-limits if the state conducts bear hunts in the future, under a measure filed Wednesday by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando.