Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
It started with a visit from a judge to the pastor of Sheridan Hills who wanted to avoid sending kids with behavioral problems to jail. Now, some 46 years later, the Sheridan House continues to provide help for families on everything from counseling to meal planning on a budget and more.
The Congressional Budget Office typically doesn’t make a lot of news, but Tuesday the CBO was front and center in the media. Unfortunately, most in the media and many politicians completely misinterpreted what the CBO reported.
In an election year nothing sells quite as well as tax cuts and with a tough gubernatorial election ahead this year, Governor Rick Scott released his 2015 budget that will target millions in tax cuts among other programs.
Governor Rick Scott will ask state legislators for more money for public schools this year, though it’s less than half of what he asked for last year.
Voters will have an opportunity to vote on a whether a sales tax increase should be allowed.
Minimum wage workers have something to be happy about for the New Year.
Miami-Dade County commissioners defied Mayor Carlos Gimenez and restored public workers’ pay by eliminating an unpopular employee healthcare concession.
For the last six months, Miami-Dade County’s fire union and the mayor’s office have been slinging mud and insults at each other over a budget shortfall that threatened 59 jobs and three fire rescue trucks.
Jackson Health System announced an unprecedented budget surplus Wednesday of nearly $45.8 million dollars.