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100+ New Laws Go Into Effect July 1st

Beginning Wednesday, 130 new laws produced by the Legislature, and signed by Governor Rick Scott, will go into effect.


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Florida Legislature To Vote On Budget, End Special Session

Florida legislators are set to vote on a new state budget on Friday, finally ending their special session.


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Budget Stalemate Finally Ends For Florida Legislature

The stalemate over Florida’s budget is coming to an end.


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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.


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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


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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.


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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday May Be Longer This Year

The state’s annual back to school sales tax holiday could be 10 days longer this year.


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Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons Budget

While slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state’s spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit.


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Rubio’s Real Estate Dealings Often A Drag On His Finances

In his first year in the Florida Legislature, Marco Rubio penciled in “0” for his net worth when filling out the required forms detailing his personal finances.


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Special Legislative Session To Deal With Budget

A special 20-day special Florida legislative session is scheduled to get underway Monday afternoon.