U.S. Department of Agriculture

In April, Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, introduced a bill (H.R. 5003) to reauthorize child nutrition programs aimed at helping kids from low income families facing food insecurity.  Opponents say a provision of the bill places 3.4 million students nationwide at risk of losing free meals at school, including more than 200,000 children in Florida at 276 schools. 

More children in Florida had a parent in prison than nearly anywhere else in the country, according to a report released Friday.

Rising Number Of Florida Children Skipping Out On Shots

Apr 26, 2016

The number of children showing up to school with their required shots is dropping according to the Florida Department of Health.

The Florida Senate is proposing $75 million for children's programs at hospitals that serve the poor.

The Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida supports the proposal, which would bring in just over $21 million for facilities in the Tampa Bay area.

A measure that would create a new presumption for judges making custody decisions got approval from the full Senate Tuesday.