Florida lawmakers signed off late Friday on a $70 billion budget that doesn’t raise taxes, but eliminates thousands of jobs, slashes money going to hospitals and universities, and raises college tuition rates. The budget was the last significant action they took before adjourning the 2012 Legislative session at Midnight, the last possible moment.
The budget passed out of the Florida Senate last week slashes state funding to the eleven public universities by $400 million.
One for them… and one for me! If buying gifts for yourself is your holiday shopping philosophy, you aren’t alone. As CBS4’s Jorge Estevez explains… self-gifting is the newest trend that probably never went out of style.
If you travel to Cuba to visit family, or send money to support relatives, you may be able to rest easy. A plan by a South Florida congressman to restrict interaction with people on the island, restoring restrictions to those imposed in the Bush administration, was cut from a $1 trillion US Budget bill.
Florida Governor Rick Scott will release his 2012-2013 budget Wednesday that will have to tackle a projected $2 billion shortfall without raising taxes.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney unveiled his plan to completely overhaul Medicare, which will directly impact millions of Floridians.
The fourth fiscal quarter has gotten off to a rocky start on Wall Street; but there are new signs the U.S. economy is improving, even if it’s just minor gains.
Many small South Florida companies are getting a reprieve from a small business loan from the government, while some politicians say it’s unnecessary spending.
With Father’s Day around the corner, millions of Americans are opening up their wallets to buy something special for dear old dad.
A proposed constitutional amendment that would repeal Florida’s ban on state aid to churches and other religious organizations faces a final vote in the Senate Friday.