Budget, School Changes Pass, Lawmakers Head HomeThe Florida Legislature overwhelmingly approved a state budget and ended the annual session Monday, after narrowly avoiding a meltdown over a controversial measure that makes sweeping changes to the state's education system.
State Budget Deal Reached, Session ExtendedAfter days of negotiations, the state's House and Senate have reached agreement on a new budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.
Florida Lawmakers In Budget DeadlockIt's "close but no cigar" in Tallahassee as lawmakers try to come up with a budget all sides can agree on.
Lawmakers At 'Stalemate' Over New State BudgetFlorida lawmakers have hit an impasse as they struggle to come up with a new state budget.
State Leaders Expected To Have $600M SurplusGov. Rick Scott and lawmakers will have more than $600 million in extra money as they craft budget proposals for next year, according to a draft report issued Tuesday by economic forecasters.
LIP Deal Struck As Budget Talks ContinueLawmakers have agreed on a formula to divvy up about $2 billion in local, state and federal funding for hospitals that care for large numbers of low-income patients.
Florida House Scales Back Size Of Proposed Tax CutsA new tax cut package, proposed by House Republicans, could mean a small tax break on Floridians' cellphone bills.
Gov. Scott Says He Will Work On New Budget For StateGov. Rick Scott has promised to help work on a new state budget.
Gov. Scott Unveils $77 Billion State Budget ProposalNearly $700 million in tax cuts are included in Governor Rick Scott's $77 billion budget in the coming year.
Senator Votes For State Budget Despite Not Being At CapitolPoliticians often have to prioritize items because of time constraints. For state Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, the priority may be money and Sarah Palin over government business and voters.
Budget Surplus Turns Into Windfall For State Social Services The upcoming year’s state budget surplus will turn into a windfall for social services programs. The new 2013-14 budget provides new money to many programs for the first time in five years.
Miami-Dade Scores Big Share Of State Dollars Miami-Dade was the big winner when it came to state money handed out to counties after Gov. Scott signed the new $74.5 billion budget on Monday.