TALLAHASSEE — Continuing to quickly pass high-profile legislation, the House on Friday approved a measure that would allow Floridians to carry firearms without concealed-weapons licenses, which Republicans compared to a government “permission slip.”

An open-government group is appealing a Leon County circuit judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit that alleged the Florida Department of Transportation and a contractor did not fully comply with public-records requests about controversial state-funded flights of migrants to Massachusetts. Read moreMigrant Records Case Appealed