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Teacher pay, firearm safety and healthcare spending are among the top issues Florida leaders listed as they made their opening statements on the first day of the legislative session.

House Speaker Says Health Care Remains ‘Focus’

Jan 8, 2020

House Speaker Jose Oliva said Tuesday that health care continues to be his top priority for the upcoming legislative session after he pushed through a series of changes last year. 

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Florida Supreme Court justices are the highest-paid statewide officials, with their salaries substantially higher than the amounts paid to the governor, state Cabinet members and legislators.

Lawmakers Pass ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Ban

May 3, 2019

Legislation that would give Florida one of the strictest laws in the nation against so-called sanctuary cities is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving him a chance to fulfill a key campaign promise. 

New Leaders, New Agendas As Florida Legislature Set To Begin

Mar 3, 2019

Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities.

House Speaker: Florida Health Care 'Behind The Curve'

Nov 26, 2018

Have no doubt: new House Speaker Jose Oliva wants to expand access to health care by expanding the scope of practice for Florida nurses.

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Florida teachers and unions filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of a new law that requires local unions to represent 50 percent or more of instructional personnel.