On Friday evening, the Pentagon sent a blunt warning to Gov. Rick Scott that spells out the cloudy impact on the Sunshine State.
State legislators are questioning the rationale of several items in Governor Rick Scott’s $74.2 billion proposed budget.
Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he wants an increase in spending on K-12 education. Scott has said repeatedly that he hoped the Legislature would at least hold the line on K-12 spending, but on Friday he indicated he likely will recommend an increase.
Looking for a little more transparency when it comes to the state’s finances, Gov. Rick Scott is seeking competitive bids for a company to run Florida budget website which is open to all citizens.
State forecasters added nearly $400 million to estimated tax revenues over the next year and a half — but warned that dangers like the “fiscal cliff” could still damage a fragile economic recovery powering the gains.
Florida’s almost $70-billion dollar budget funds critical statewide services, adds a little extra to education and should help the state maintain a solid credit rating, but South Florida took a big punch from Governor Rick Scott’s veto pen to the tune of $25 million.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the new state budget that will cost roughly $70 billion Tuesday. But, Scott also vetoed more than $140 million in spending for various programs including several key programs in South Florida.
With stroke of a pen, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s 2012-2013 budget into law at a St. Johns County elementary school.
After 60 days of endless meetings and decision making, the 2012 Florida legislative session is finally coming to a close.
With eyes on the proverbial clock, Florida lawmakers agreed on Sunday night to deep cuts to hospitals and other health care programs as part of their effort to reach a deal on a new state budget.