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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Drops Medicaid, Hospital Funds Lawsuit

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped his lawsuit against the Obama administration on Medicaid expansion and hospital funds.

06/25/2015

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State Senate To Debate Budget Proposal Friday

Planning to vote on a new $78.7 billion budget quickly after a review period ends, the Florida Senate will hold an afternoon session Friday to explain and debate the spending plan.

06/18/2015

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Amendment 1 Supporters ‘Exploring Every Option’

Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment 1 contend lawmakers “ignored” the desires of voters by using a boost in environmental funding to cover the costs of daily state operations while setting aside too little for land buying.

06/16/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Millions Poured Into Last Minute State Budget Deal

ouse and Senate budget negotiators struck a deal on a state spending plan Monday night moments before the stroke of midnight, pouring $301 million into projects at the last minute and closing out one of the more-raucous legislative debates in recent years.

06/16/2015

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

Senate Prez Says Budget Vote Could Happen Friday

With negotiations still ongoing, Senate President Andy Gardiner said Monday he expects lawmakers will be able to vote Friday on a budget and end a special legislative session

06/15/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Deadline Looming For State Lawmakers To Pass Budget

Time is running out for Florida legislators to pass a new budget to avoid a partial government shutdown.

06/15/2015

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Florida House Votes To Keep Low Health Insurance Premiums

A bill passed by the Florida House means thousands of state workers will continue to pay low health insurance premiums.

06/12/2015

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Senate Preps Tax Cut Package For Vote

The Senate has finalized an approximately $400 million tax-cut package which they’ll vote on early next week, the final week of the special legislative session.

06/12/2015

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House Takes Different Approach In Health Care Revamp

After rejecting a controversial expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians, House Republicans took a far-different approach Wednesday to revamping the state’s health-care system.

06/11/2015

(Source: AP)

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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