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Medicaid Fight May Cost Florida $1 Billion Federal Grant

Before the Florida Legislative season has even begun, they may be faced with a challenge to fill a $1 billion hole in the state’s health care budget.

02/28/2015

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding

With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.

02/24/2015

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Governor Scott Orders Less Testing In State’s Public Schools

Governor Rick Scott is suspending a standardized test given to Florida’s 11th graders.

02/18/2015

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

Lawmakers Consider Alimony Overhaul – Again

A “child support-esque” formula could determine the amount of alimony divorcing spouses would receive under a radical overhaul of the state’s alimony laws now in the works.

02/13/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Bill Would Restrict Release Of Police Recordings

Pointing to concerns about a “chilling effect” on investigations, a House Republican proposed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the release of audio or video recordings made by law-enforcement officers in many cases.

02/04/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Speaker: ‘No Plans’ To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Florida’s House speaker indicated he does not have plans to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional hundreds of thousands of residents during the next legislative session.

01/28/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Announces Billions To Restore the Everglades

The governor made an announcement Tuesday that, if passed, could be great news for Florida’s famed River of Grass.

01/27/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Picks Construction Firm Official For Education Board

A construction firm official and attorney has been chosen for a spot on the State Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott.

01/23/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Wants $20 Million Boost For Technical Centers

Florida Governor Ricks Scott is asking for $20 million to boost technical centers in the state.

01/08/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Legislature Defends New Districts

The Florida Legislature is sharply defending a new Congressional map it drew up during an August special session.

12/19/2014

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