Florida Budget

State Leaders Expected To Have $600M SurplusGov. Rick Scott and lawmakers will have more than $600 million in extra money as they craft budget proposals for next year, according to a draft report issued Tuesday by economic forecasters.
Special Session Cost Taxpayers More Than Half A Million DollarsThe bitter budget battle between the state's House and Senate ended costing Florida taxpayers more than half a million dollars.
Gov. Scott Signs Budget, Vetoes Nearly $500 MillionGov. Rick Scott is signing a new state budget into law—but not before vetoing nearly $500 million from the spending plan.
Gov. Scott Going On Tax Cut 'Victory Tour'Florida Governor Rick Scott is set to travel across the state, touting a tax-cut package he signs into law this week.
Budget Stalemate Finally Ends For Florida Legislature The stalemate over Florida's budget is coming to an end.
Gov. Scott Approves $400-Million Tax Cut PackageA $400 million plus tax cut bill has been approved by Governor Rick Scott.
Millions Poured Into Last Minute State Budget Dealouse and Senate budget negotiators struck a deal on a state spending plan Monday night moments before the stroke of midnight, pouring $301 million into projects at the last minute and closing out one of the more-raucous legislative debates in recent years.
Senate Prez Says Budget Vote Could Happen FridayWith negotiations still ongoing, Senate President Andy Gardiner said Monday he expects lawmakers will be able to vote Friday on a budget and end a special legislative session
Deadline Looming For State Lawmakers To Pass BudgetTime is running out for Florida legislators to pass a new budget to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Senate Preps Tax Cut Package For VoteThe Senate has finalized an approximately $400 million tax-cut package which they'll vote on early next week, the final week of the special legislative session.
LIP Deal Struck As Budget Talks ContinueLawmakers have agreed on a formula to divvy up about $2 billion in local, state and federal funding for hospitals that care for large numbers of low-income patients.
Budget Chiefs To Resume NegotiationsSenate and House officials will resume budget negotiations after a quiet Wednesday.