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Florida Legislature To Redraw Congressional Lines In Aug.

A nearly two-week special session is going to be held in August so that the Florida Legislature can draw up new congressional districts.

07/20/2015

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Redistricting Hearings Requested, Turned Down

Facing political uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling, 15 U.S. House members sent a letter this week to Florida legislative leaders calling for redistricting hearings across the state.

07/17/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Slashes $461M From Budget, Draws Senate IRE

Florida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.

06/23/2015

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Amendment 1 Backers Sue Lawmakers Over Funding

Supporters of Amendment 1 filed a lawsuit Monday claiming state lawmakers in a newly approved budget misappropriated more than $300 million of the money voters wanted for environmental land management and acquisition.

06/22/2015

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Florida’s Battle Over Health Care Likely To Return In 2016

The budget battle between Republicans in the Florida Legislature will likely continue in 2016, despite a temporary truce.

06/20/2015

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Lawmakers Will Return To Capitol In September

As the special session wrapped up Friday evening, House and Senate leaders were already looking ahead toward the 2016 regular session.

06/20/2015

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Lawmakers Add Cash Infusion For Children’s Program

After worries about cuts earlier in the year, legislative leaders have agreed to pour $13 million into the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays.

06/18/2015

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State Senate To Debate Budget Proposal Friday

Planning to vote on a new $78.7 billion budget quickly after a review period ends, the Florida Senate will hold an afternoon session Friday to explain and debate the spending plan.

06/18/2015

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Lawmakers Strike Deal On Economic Development

Negotiators from the House and Senate slashed almost $60 million in economic development spending Saturday as the Legislature drew closer to an elusive final deal on a state budget for the year that begins July 1.

06/13/2015

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Sports Stadium Funding Unlikely To Pass

The future of a sport stadium funding budget may not look too good with just over a week left in a special legislative session.

06/13/2015

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