Florida Budget

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Budget Chiefs To Resume Negotiations

Senate and House officials will resume budget negotiations after a quiet Wednesday.

06/11/2015

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State Senate Wants To Extend Back To School Tax Break

Florida Senate leaders are backing a tax cut package that would extend the annual back to school sales tax holiday to 10 days.

06/11/2015

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Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons Budget

While slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state’s spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit.

06/10/2015

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‘Bumped’ Budget Issues Include Key Hospital Program

A number of budget issues moved up the legislative ladder Tuesday, prompting the next round of talks meant to resolve the difference between the House and Senate spending plans.

06/09/2015

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State House Moves Toward Budget Negotiations

The state’s House quickly approved a series of bills Thursday morning that will set the stage for budget negotiations with the Senate.

06/04/2015

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Special Legislative Session To Deal With Budget

A special 20-day special Florida legislative session is scheduled to get underway Monday afternoon.

06/01/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

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.

05/26/2015

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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. (Source: 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. (Source: 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

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