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.
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.
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.
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.
State Republican leaders say they have a broad deal on a new state budget.
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.
Portions of the Patriot Act are set to expire at midnight – and that’s exactly what GOP Senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul wanted.
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.
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.
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.