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.
Florida Senate leaders are backing a tax cut package that would extend the annual back to school sales tax holiday to 10 days.