Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.
The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would expand the private school voucher program to middle-income families.
The idea to expand the main private school voucher program continues to struggle in the Florida Senate.
Florida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
The Magic City is in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Miami was one of 15 cities that received a ‘Request for Proposal’ from the Democratic National Committee Monday night.
An awkward political moment between state Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and former governor Charlie Crist was caught on camera.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a reminder of how difficult immigration issues remain for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party.
Changes to retirement plans covering hundreds of thousands of public employees started coming together Thursday on both sides of the Capitol, raising the prospects of success on long-stymied issues.
The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.
The House is poised to approve a $75.3 billion budget proposal after several hours of at-times testy but mostly tame debate Wednesday about the spending plan for the year that begins July 1.