Andy Gardiner

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

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

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

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

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

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

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

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

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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Lawmakers Strike Deal On Hospital Funding

Lawmakers struck a deal Friday on how to spend about $2 billion in hospital funding in the budget year that begins July 1, clearing a key sticking point in talks about a state spending plan and potentially clearing the way to end a special session next week as scheduled.

06/12/2015

Dusty Rhodes attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on November 13, 2014 in New York City.

Senate Holds Moment Of Silence For ‘The American Dream’

The Florida Senate on Friday held a moment of silence for Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., a professional wrestler better known as Dusty Rhodes and “The American Dream.”

06/12/2015

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