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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.

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BOSTON - AUGUST 16:  Textbooks sit on the shelf at Quantumbooks August 16, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Government Accountability Office finds that the average student spends almost $900 on textbooks and supplies, or 26 percent of tuition and fees per year at typical public four-year colleges. The report finds textbook prices have increased 186 percent since 1986.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida House Pushing To Cut Taxes On Cellphones & Textbooks

The Florida House is pushing for tax breaks on cellphones, cable television and college textbooks.


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State House Backs $690 Million Tax Cut Package

House members backed Gov. Rick Scott’s push to reduce taxes on cell-phone bills and pay TV on Tuesday. And they bettered the governor, by $17 million, in rolling out a $690 million tax-reduction package that offers a slew of sales-tax holidays and eliminating taxes on gun-club memberships, college textbooks, materials purchased at book fairs and vehicles purchased overseas and brought to Florida by military members.


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State House Panel Takes Up Prisons Reform Proposal

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After numerous reports of alleged wrongdoing by guards and abuse of inmates, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday will consider a plan that would take steps to improve oversight of the […]


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State House, Senate May Conflict Over Prison Oversight

The Florida House and Senate may soon be at odds over how to manage the state’s scandal-plagued prison system.


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State House To Take Up School Testing Bill

The Florida House is expected to approve a bill Wednesday aimed at soothing parent outrage over the amount of testing in the state’s public schools.


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State May Pay School Districts That Require Uniforms

Florida lawmakers approved a bill that would give school districts extra funding for implementing a uniform policy.


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Adoption Bill Passes Amid Home-Schooling Questions

The Florida House approved a plan that sets incentives for state employees who adopt foster care children.


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Florida House Wants To Let Districts Start School Earlier

School districts could soon start the school year earlier as the Florida House is moving a bill that would allow such a change.


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House Passes Bill To Clean, Protect Florida’s Water

Supporters of a bill passed by the Florida House say it will help clean and protect the state’s waterways while planning for increased water demand in the future.