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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.

2 hours ago

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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

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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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Record Florida Budget Lands On Scott’s Desk

Florida’s record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.

05/20/2014

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Nuggets Tucked Into State’s $77.1 Billion Budget

State lawmakers came into the 2014 session with a surplus topping $1 billion and a mandate from Gov. Rick Scott to cut $500 million in taxes and fees.

05/06/2014

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Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget Release

Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.

04/30/2014

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Budget All But Done After Late-Night Deals

Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items —putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.

04/28/2014

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Fla. Legislators Trade Last-Minute Budget Offers

With a Tuesday deadline looming for a new state budget, Florida legislators are trading last-minute offers to come up with a final deal.

04/27/2014

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Florida Legislators Ready To Begin Budget Negotiations

The state’s House and Senate are prepared to begin negotiations Monday night on a roughly $75 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st.

04/21/2014

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