Appropriations Committee

Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In SessionThe Senate is set to take up a controversial health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month.
Scott Unlikely To Get Full School Funding RequestHouse budget writers unveiled an education spending plan Monday that would provide public schools with almost $47 less per student than Gov. Rick Scott proposed, and a key senator said his chamber was also unlikely to meet the governor's number when a Senate blueprint is released Tuesday.
E-Cigarette Ban For Minors Headed To Senate Floor As the popularity of electronic cigarettes raises, a bill is now headed to the Senate floor to prohibit the sale of the trendy slim metal tubes to minors.
State Leaders Pitch Aggressive "GI Bill"Republican legislative leaders are pitching an aggressive state “GI Bill” that would attract more military veterans to Florida and attract more people to the Florida National Guard.
Fins Stadium Bill Stalls In Florida House; Future UncertainThe Miami Dolphins had plenty to celebrate Thursday night between new uniforms and the acquisition of the number three overall pick in the draft. And now the planned renovations of Sun Life Stadium are back before a Senate committee.
Auto Fee Rollback Deal Moving Closer To PassageThe Florida House is at odds with the Senate over a plan to reduce fees for motorists in the Sunshine State. The Senate wants the rollbacks to happen all at once while the House is putting together a plan that would phase in the reductions.
Sun Life Stadium Plan Passes Another Sen. CommitteeThe plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium came one step closer to a full vote in the state senate when the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill.