Florida Legislature

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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.

06/10/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

06/06/2015

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

Special Legislative Session To Deal With Budget

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

06/01/2015

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Florida Legislature To Resume Budget, Health Care Fight

Florida legislators are heading back to the state Capitol promising to do what they couldn’t during their 60-day regular session — pass a new state budget.

05/31/2015

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Man Acquitted Of Sexual Abuse; Recordings Inadmissible

A southwest Florida man who was previously sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter has been acquitted at his second trial.

05/21/2015

CORAL GABLES, FL - NOVEMBER 02:  Republican nominee for Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R) is greeted by former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush during his "Reclaim America Victory Celebration" at the Biltmore Hotel on November 2, 2010 in Coral Gables, Florida. Results show that Rubio has clinched the Florida Senate seat against his opponents, Independent candidate and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Democratic candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL).  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s GOP Primary Could Give A Boost To A Favorite Son

Florida’s winner take-all Republican presidential primary may help the White House bids of either former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio.

05/19/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

State Agencies Impacted If Budget Deal Can’t Be Reach

Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.

05/19/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov Warns Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax Cuts

A massive tax-cut package and the governor’s push for a “historic” increase in education funding could be in jeopardy as the health care-fueled budget impasse continues in the Legislature.

05/13/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Faces Looming Deadline To Sign Online Registration Bill

Governor Scott has little more than a week to decide on whether to approve a bill that would lead to online-voter registration in Florida.

05/11/2015

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Uber Revs Effort For Spot In Special Session

Uber is revving up their efforts for a spot in the Legislature’s special session.

05/06/2015

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