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
Florida residents may get a little more money in their pockets after the Florida Senate approved more than $400 million in tax cuts.
Time is running out for Florida legislators to pass a new budget to avoid a partial government shutdown.
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.
Florida Senate leaders are backing a tax cut package that would extend the annual back to school sales tax holiday to 10 days.
Local governments would be prohibited from crafting new rules while the state studies the “potential positive” impacts of Uber and other transportation network services, under a provision added to the criminal and civil-justice portion of the budget Monday.
The state’s House quickly approved a series of bills Thursday morning that will set the stage for budget negotiations with the Senate.