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Lee Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ House As Talks Continue

Even as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.

06/08/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House, Senate Agree On Solution To Juvenile-Detention Dispute

House and Senate budget writers have agreed on a potential solution to a long-running dispute between the state and counties about who pays to lock up juvenile offenders.

06/08/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Differences Persist In Second Day Of Budget Negotiations

A second day of negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers over a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 seemed to highlight longstanding divisions between the two chambers even as legislators tried to come to agreement.

06/07/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House, Senate Agree On LIP Total, Load Up ED Budget

After months of federal negotiations and proposals floated by Gov. Rick Scott, the House and the Senate, lawmakers on Saturday reached tentative agreements on how much money should flow to hospitals and other medical providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients.

06/06/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Florida Legislators Reach Broad Deal On State Budget

State Republican leaders say they have a broad deal on a new state budget.

06/05/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

House, Senate Still Stuck In Health Debate

A rare June special session began Monday with legislative leaders promising to get done with the unfinished business left over from their annual spring meeting: passing a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.

06/01/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31:
on Capitol Hill, May 31, 2015 in Washington, DC. The National Security Agency's authority to collect bulk telephone data is set to expire June 1. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Surveillance Powers Set To Lapse With No Deal In Senate

Portions of the Patriot Act are set to expire at midnight – and that’s exactly what GOP Senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul wanted.

05/31/2015

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Florida Legislature To Resume Budget, Health Care Fight

Florida legislators are heading back to the state Capitol promising to do what they couldn’t during their 60-day regular session — pass a new state budget.

05/31/2015

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Senate Floats Revised Health Coverage Plan

The Florida Senate floated a health care coverage plan in an effort to break the logjam over extending coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians.

05/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30:  Rubio, GOP Reps, Introduce "If You Like It -- Keep It" Bill  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ron DeSantis To Run For Rubio Senate Seat

Calling for reforms based on “limited government,” two-term Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he will run in 2016 for a U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

05/06/2015

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