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Fla. Lawmakers Take on Contentious Issues

Posted: 04/26/2011 - The Florida legislature has just ten days left in its two-month annual session, and lawmakers in the House and Senate have yet to see eye-to-eye on the only issue they're constitutionally required to tackle - the budget. As the clock winds down, it looks like they're inching closer to an agreement, but that's not the only contentious item left on the agenda.

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Fla. Lawmakers Tackle Citizens Insurance Corp.

Updated: 04/25/2011 - Florida lawmakers are moving to dramatically shrink 'Citizens Insurance.' It's the only option for those homeowners living in areas so susceptible to storms they can't get coverage elsewhere. The push is being spearheaded by industry lobbyists and the governor.

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Fla. House Passes Election Overhaul Bill

Posted: 04/21/2011 - The Florida state House passes the GOP plan to overhaul state election laws. It could have a big impact on who wins in 2012 and beyond.

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Charlie Crist's Return to Politics?

Updated: 04/19/2011 - Charlie Crist's official portrait was unveiled in Tallahassee Monday, but is the former governor's political career over? The former governor may still have a cause and constituency to run again.

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Shutdown Could have Affected Georgia Crime Lab

Posted: 04/17/2011 - ATLANTA (AP) - A shutdown of the federal government could have hampered Georgia's crime lab, cost hundreds of workers their paychecks and hurt firefighting efforts.

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Federal Lawmakers Debate 2012 Budget

Updated: 04/14/2011 - Federal lawmakers tackled a double-debate over the budget, first arguing over spending for the rest of this year. Now they’re debating the differences between two possible spending plans for next year.

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Ga. Senate Passes Immigration Bill

Posted: 04/14/2011 - The Georgia Senate has passed an immigration bill that includes some parts that are similar to a contentious law enacted last year in Arizona and sent it back to the House.

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President Prepares for Fiscal Summit

Updated: 04/12/2011 - President Obama is preparing to outline his fiscal policy vision Wednesday. He's meeting with members of Congress in the morning before detailing his plan in public.

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Controversial Day in Florida Legislature

Posted: 04/12/2011 - Florida lawmakers have until Friday to pass bills through the committee process or see them die. They've saved the most controversial pieces of legislation for last.

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Fla. Senate Moderates Retirement Bill

Updated: 04/06/2011 - The Florida Senate has moderated a bill that would require public employees to contribute to the Florida Retirement System, now fully supported by taxpayers.

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Ala. House Passes Immigration Bill

Posted: 04/05/2011 - The Alabama House has passed a comprehensive Arizona-style immigration bill that allows police to arrest anyone who can't prove they are in the United States legally.

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