Florida legislature

File photo of a gavel in a courtroom. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Florida’s Political Landscape Upended With Landmark Ruling

Florida’s political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling.

CBS Tampa–07/11/2014

File photo of a gavel in a courtroom. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Justice Clarence Thomas Asked To Block Fla Redistricting Evidence

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bitter legal feud over Florida’s political landscape has now made its way to the United States Supreme Court. An emergency petition was filed Wednesday with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence […]

CBS Tampa–05/28/2014

Anti-abortion protester holds a plastic model of a fetus. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Florida Legislature Passes Bill To Make Killing Fetuses A Crime

Senate approves measure that makes killing or injuring a fetus at any stage of development a crime.

CBS Tampa–04/23/2014

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Fla. Rep. Dane Eagle Arrested On DUI Charges

A member of the Florida Legislature was arrested in Tallahassee and charged with drunken driving after an officer spotted him driving erratically and he refused to be tested, police said Tuesday.

CBS Tampa–04/22/2014

Proposed legislation would allow public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating during an emergency. (Getty Images)

Florida House To Vote On Carry And Conceal Bill

Bill would allow public to carry concealed firearms while evacuating during an emergency.

04/09/2014

File photo of traffic on a Florida highway. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bill Could Raise Fla. Speed Limit To 75 MPH

Highway safety advocates say that if the Florida Legislature passes a bill that would allow the state to raise the speed limit to 75 mph there could be more crashes, injuries and deaths. The bill’s supporters say people are already driving that fast and the speed limit should reflect reality — and would actually be safer.

CBS Tampa–03/30/2014

Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

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House Speaker On Opening Day Pushes Tuition Break For Illegals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is calling on legislators to let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Weatherford on Tuesday told House […]

03/04/2014

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Fla. Gambling Rules Could Get Changed This Fall

Florida is planning a possible overhaul of some of the rules that are used to regulate gambling facilities across the state.

09/07/2013

Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band will perform Friday, May 10 in Tampa (photo credit: foxnews.com)

The Current for 5/4-5: Lt. Dan Band Concert, Shooting With SOF Benefit, Summer Pests/Landscaping, Political Expert Panel

We’ve got a great weekend of The Current coming up for you! It’s a full hour packed with great guests, important topics and ways to connect with the Tampa Bay community. Our segments for the […]

05/03/2013

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