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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

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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

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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

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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 Scuttles ‘Conscience Protection’ Bill

A controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session.

04/30/2015

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