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House Completes Work On Scott’s Tax Cuts

The Florida House passed a plethora of tax cuts Thursday that includes multiple sales tax holidays in the coming year. The bill will reduce the state revenue by $100 million and complete Governor Rick Scott’s election year plan of $500 million in tax cuts.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For Talks

The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.

04/03/2014

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House Approves Sales Tax Holidays Bill

Under a bill approved by the Florida House, Floridians would get four sales holidays this year.

04/03/2014

(Source: CBS4)

House & Senate Set To Vote On State Budgets

The Florida House and Senate are prepared to vote Thursday on each chamber’s preferred version of the 2015 state budget.

CBS Miami–04/03/2014

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

House Passes All-Star Tax Exemption Bill

With no debate, the House on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal (HB 231) that would offer a sales-tax exemption for admissions to Major League Soccer all-star games that would be held in Florida.

04/02/2014

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

House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Revamp

After struggling in the past to resolve the issue, the Florida House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murders and other serious felonies.

04/01/2014

(AP)

In-State Tuition Bill Moves Closer To Final Vote

Allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates cleared what was expected to be a major hurdle in the Senate, with the Judiciary Committee giving overwhelming approval Tuesday to the election-year proposal that has divided Republicans.

04/01/2014

BCS National Championship - Florida State v Auburn

Legislature Honors Seminoles Championship

The Florida Legislature took time out of normal business Tuesday to honor the BCS National Champion Florida State Seminoles.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Legislators In Favor Of Date Change For Future Sessions

The date for Florida legislators to begin their session could be moved up a bit for 2016.

03/27/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

E-Cigarette Bill Draws Fire

Nobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. But an effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.

03/27/2014

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