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Special Session Cost Taxpayers More Than Half A Million Dollars

The bitter budget battle between the state’s House and Senate ended costing Florida taxpayers more than half a million dollars.

08/24/2015

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House Ready To Vote On Trimmed-Down Tax Cuts

The House has positioned its dramatically streamlined tax-cut package for a vote on Friday.

06/04/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Raises Specter Of Government Shutdown

Gov. 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.

05/14/2015

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Film Industry Wants Another Shot At Incentives

The 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.

05/12/2015

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Uber Revs Effort For Spot In Special Session

Uber is revving up their efforts for a spot in the Legislature’s special session.

05/06/2015

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Gov. Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency Heads

Gov. 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.

05/04/2015

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Senate Holsters University Gun Proposal

The 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.

04/09/2015

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Agency Backs Pro Stadium Funding Requests

Florida’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.

01/23/2015

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Minimum Wage To Top $8, But Debate Continues

Florida’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.

12/08/2014

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In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case Looms

Amid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate’s map.

09/08/2014

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