Broward’s new sheriff, with his hat in hand, visited the County Commission on Tuesday.
As Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s $74.1 billion spending plan on Monday, he also used his veto power on a total of $368 million in spending projects.
With speculation mounting that Gov. Rick Scott could sign the Legislature’s proposed $74.5 billion budget as early as Friday, a research organization released its annual list of “turkeys” that it said the governor should consider striking with his line-item veto.
As the Florida Legislature’s 2013 regular session was winding down Friday, both house finally passed the state’s $74.5 billion budget. The massive budget was sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott for his signature.
The Florida Legislature’s 60-day regular session will come to an end Friday but not before trying to deal with a plethora of bills still hanging in the balance.
The Florida Legislature appears poised to give final approval to the state’s $74.5 billion budget and send it to Governor Rick Scott’s desk Friday.
Florida lawmakers sealed an agreement on a $74 billion budget deal late Sunday for the fiscal year that begins July 1, locking down language on $480 million in teacher pay raises, a new formula for paying hospitals under the Medicaid program and a few projects for key lawmakers’ districts.
While one in 10 air traffic controllers have been forced to take furlough days to help balance the federal budget, so far, Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport have avoided any lengthy delays through Monday morning.
Just days after the Florida Senate passed its budget, the House is poised to give final approval to its version of a $74 billion budget.
The state’s massive $74 billion spending plan received a unanimous vote of approval from the Senate Wednesday morning.