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.
A Senate panel on Monday approved a bill to revamp the state’s current film and television incentives program. The legislation is a final push to get something passed this year.
Congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, has apologized to his Republican colleagues.
Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.
As Washington continues to head for a proverbial brick wall with government funding and the debt default, a schism in the Republican Party could be the key to keeping both the federal government in business and the nation from avoiding a debt default.
Wall Street has a way of staying ahead of the curve and factoring in possible disruptions to the U.S. economy. But, a perfect storm of dysfunction, elections, and deadlines in Washington may derail the recovery and leave the global economy in shambles.
All eyes will again be on the Florida House of Representatives Thursday as the legislative session enters its final 48 hours. But, unlike the last two days, business should move through the House quickly.
The Florida House of Representatives started work Wednesday the exact same way they ended work on Tuesday, with a robotic computer program reading every word of every bill at the request of House Democrats.
For the second time in as many weeks, the Republican Party in Congress has blinked in a standoff with the White House over fiscal matters that threaten the economy of the United States.
The next time your boss complains that employees are simply not getting the job done, remind them it could always be worse; he could be in charge of Congress.