Seth McKeel

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget Release

Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.

04/30/2014

Florida Money

Budget All But Done After Late-Night Deals

Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items —putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.

04/28/2014

Florida Money

Budget Negotiations Begin In A Jovial Mood

Lawmakers began meeting as joint House and Senate negotiating committees late Monday, starting a weeklong sprint to craft a final spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.

04/21/2014

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

House, Senate Offer Heftier Budgets Than Scott

House and Senate budget plans released late Thursday and early Friday contained few surprises, with the two chambers staking out their positions ahead of the bidding war that likely will get underway sometime next month.

03/21/2014

Florida Capitol

Deal Reached On State Employee Raises

As the final pieces of the state budget fell into place on Saturday, state House and Senate negotiators struck a deal to give state employees a raise of at least $1,000.

04/28/2013

Florida Capitol

State House, Senate Negotiators Inch Toward Final Budget

Top negotiators from the state’s House and Senate have reached deals on a number of big tickets items in a $74 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.

04/27/2013

An artist rendering of proposed changes to Sun Life Stadium (Source: Miami Dolphins)

Fins Stadium Bill Stalls In Florida House; Future Uncertain

The Miami Dolphins had plenty to celebrate Thursday night between new uniforms and the acquisition of the number three overall pick in the draft. And now the planned renovations of Sun Life Stadium are back before a Senate committee.

CBS Miami–04/26/2013

(Source: CBS4)

House Cuts Proposed Raise For State Workers

State workers who were looking forward to a proposed $1,400 pay increase may have to do with less.

CBS4–04/11/2013

(AP)

House To Propose College Tuition Increase

Florida parents whose children attend a state college or university may want to call or send an email to their representative.

03/26/2013

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott’s Budget Proposal Not Winning Praise From Legislators

State legislators are questioning the rationale of several items in Governor Rick Scott’s $74.2 billion proposed budget.

02/06/2013

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