Joe Negron

Senate Adds Study To Budget, New Uber Rules Put On HoldLocal 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.
Negron Zeros In On Dispute Over Juvenile Detention CostsFlorida's long-running conflict between the state and counties over how to share juvenile-detention costs is flaring again --- and a powerful lawmaker is unhappy about what is happening.
State Senators Cruise In Primaries Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.
Plans For Special Session Take ShapeLegislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year's elections.
Taxwatch Urges Scott To Cut $121 Million In 'Turkeys'A dog park in Jacksonville, a fountain in Palm Beach and money to help people get to the planned 1,000-foot-tall SkyRise Miami were among $121 million in budget projects that Florida TaxWatch says Gov. Rick Scott needs to strike with his line-item veto.
Record Florida Budget Lands On Scott's Desk Florida's record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.
Senate Opponents Tear Into Tuition Bill Opponents of a measure that would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates ripped into the bill on Wednesday as the legislation was poised for passage the Senate.
Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget ReleaseLawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.
Fla. Senate Revives In-State Tuition Break There's been a small victory of sorts for those who support in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.
Immigrant Advocates Want Gov. Scott To Push Senate For Tuition Break As state lawmakers enter the final week of the 60 day session, immigrant advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to employ more political muscle to convince them to pass a bill which will allow thousands of youths living in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition for the state's colleges.
Budget All But Done After Late-Night Deals Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items ---putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.
Scott Calls For Senate Vote On Immigrant TuitionGov. Rick Scott demanded Tuesday that the Senate vote on allowing some undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Florida universities, shortly after a late push to get the issue onto the floor stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.