House Appropriations Committee
The Florida House is at odds with the Senate over a plan to reduce fees for motorists in the Sunshine State. The Senate wants the rollbacks to happen all at once while the House is putting together a plan that would phase in the reductions.
Pitting the chamber against the wishes of Gov. Rick Scott, the House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending plan that calls for an 8-percent college tuition increase, continuing an effort to shift more of the cost in higher education to students instead of taxpayers.
In a major reversal, a House committee on Tuesday went along with using a prescription-drug database to help combat widespread abuse of painkillers.
The latest attempt by a state legislature to take away the political clout unions hold is moving through the Florida Legislature.