Gov. Rick Scott
The numbers are in—Florida’s unemployment rate is staying flat.
House budget writers unveiled an education spending plan Monday that would provide public schools with almost $47 less per student than Gov. Rick Scott proposed, and a key senator said his chamber was also unlikely to meet the governor’s number when a Senate blueprint is released Tuesday.
Lawmakers continued to charge forward Monday with Gov. Rick Scott’s ambitious proposal to cut taxes on cable-television and cell-phone services knowing the final savings may be smaller.
If the House and Senate can’t find common ground on water policy in the next 50 days, then they’ll try again next year, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said this week.
A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.
A House committee that crafted a newly approved water-policy plan is now looking at how a voter-approved increase in conservation dollars should be used for land management.
It’s been four months since Gov. Rick Scott cruised back into office, but to some it might appear that the campaign isn’t over yet.
A National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now that it has the backing of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015″ — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.
Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.