Katie Betta

Special Session Cost Taxpayers More Than Half A Million DollarsThe bitter budget battle between the state's House and Senate ended costing Florida taxpayers more than half a million dollars.
House Ready To Vote On Trimmed-Down Tax CutsThe House has positioned its dramatically streamlined tax-cut package for a vote on Friday.
Scott Raises Specter Of Government ShutdownGov. Rick Scott raised the possibility Thursday that state government could shut down because of a budget impasse in the Legislature and asked agencies to outline services that need to keep running regardless of whether lawmakers reach an agreement.
Film Industry Wants Another Shot At IncentivesThe film and television industry in Florida wants lawmakers to take another look at a revamped production-incentives package that stalled when the House cut short the regular legislative session.
Uber Revs Effort For Spot In Special SessionUber is revving up their efforts for a spot in the Legislature's special session.
Gov. Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency HeadsGov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state's elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.
Senate Holsters University Gun ProposalThe Senate likely will not move forward with a controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of Florida colleges and universities.
Agency Backs Pro Stadium Funding RequestsFlorida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects.
Minimum Wage To Top $8, But Debate ContinuesFlorida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear on the immediate legislative horizon.
In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case LoomsAmid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate's map.
State Leaders Pitch Aggressive "GI Bill"Republican legislative leaders are pitching an aggressive state “GI Bill” that would attract more military veterans to Florida and attract more people to the Florida National Guard.