Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon.
Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped his lawsuit against the Obama administration on Medicaid expansion and hospital funds.
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.
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.
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.
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
Time is running out for Florida legislators to pass a new budget to avoid a partial government shutdown.
A bill passed by the Florida House means thousands of state workers will continue to pay low health insurance premiums.
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.
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.