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.
A bill that would have banned Islamic, or Sharia Law, along with other foreign laws from being applied in state courts died in the legislature Friday.
With a week left in the legislative session Governor Rick Scott might start twisting some political arms until some action is taken on his top priorities.
The state’s Internet cafés are one vote away from being shut down.
The state’s House and Senate have clarified their plans on how they would give teachers pay increase. On Friday, both legislative bodies laid out their blueprints for the state’s $74 billion budget for the coming fiscal year were released.
Internet cafes are just one vote away from being outlawed in Florida.
Former state Senator Larcenia Bullard has died the age of 65. Sen. Bullard, a Miami Democrat who was replaced in the Senate last fall by her son, Dwight, had health problems in recent years.
As Florida continues to slowly pull out of the recession, state lawmakers aren’t behind a billion dollar eight ball as they try to come up with a budget.
In a move to avoid another ballot debacle like we saw in 2012 when an overly long ballot bogged down the voting and tabulation process, a Democratic state senator wants to limit how many ballot questions lawmakers can pose.
In a surprising move, Casino giant Genting is backing off its efforts to get statewide gambling legalization initiative on the ballot to focus on offering support to legislators as they effort tomake a broad examination of gaming in the state.