Florida Budget

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State Senate Makes Changes In Health Expansion Plans

Describing it as a “compromise solution,” Senate leaders have released a proposal that would revise their plan for extending health-care coverage to about 800,000 uninsured Floridians.

9 hours ago

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State Agencies Impacted If Budget Deal Can’t Be Reach

Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.

05/19/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hospitals Against Gov. Scott’s Revenue Sharing Proposal

Florida hospitals have fired back against Gov. Rick Scott in the latest salvo over the governor’s suggestion that the health-care facilities mimic professional baseball teams in sharing revenues.

05/19/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Asks Agency Heads To Prepare For Government Shut Down

Florida Governor Rick Scott asked the heads of agencies to list only what they need as the Legislature prepares for a special session to talk about the state budget.

05/14/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov Warns Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax Cuts

A massive tax-cut package and the governor’s push for a “historic” increase in education funding could be in jeopardy as the health care-fueled budget impasse continues in the Legislature.

05/13/2015

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Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Special Legislative Session

Jim and his guests look ahead to the special session, set for June first, during which time legislators must approve a budget.

CBS4–05/10/2015

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Florida Legislators Stuff Budget With Millions For Projects

Florida Legislators are saying there is only so much money to go around and it’s not enough when it comes to making a new state budget.

04/01/2015

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Health Care At Center Of House, Senate Budget Differences

The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.

03/26/2015

(Source: CBS4)

GOP Legislative Leaders Gearing Up For Budget Battle

During his run up to re-election Republican Gov. Rick Scott talked about grand plans to spend it on boosting school spending while slashing taxes and fees by hundreds of millions of dollars.

02/24/2015

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Lawmakers Approve Budget Report With Small Surplus

A legislative committee approved a report that projects a surplus in the budget year that starts in July.

09/10/2014

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