Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn’t appear on the immediate legislative horizon.
Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state’s 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it.
Governor Rick Scott continued to make his push to depopulate Citizens Insurance Friday in front of a friendly crowd at the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
This November’s ballot is the longest in South Florida history. The reason: 11 constitutional amendments, some as long as a half of page. On the ballot, Amendment 3 is titled State Government Revenue Limitation. In simple English that means a new formula for the state budget.
Clearing the first legislative hurdle, a Senate committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow up to three resort casinos in Florida.