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 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.
With the stroke of a pen, Governor Rick Scott signed the 2013-2014 $74.5 billion budget into law on Monday.
Florida college students will be happy to know that Gov. Rick Scott will veto the three percent tuition hike for college and university students.
The Florida Legislature appears poised to give final approval to the state’s $74.5 billion budget and send it to Governor Rick Scott’s desk Friday.
All eyes will again be on the Florida House of Representatives Thursday as the legislative session enters its final 48 hours. But, unlike the last two days, business should move through the House quickly.
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.
Just days after the Florida Senate passed its budget, the House is poised to give final approval to its version of a $74 billion budget.
State economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.
State forecasters added nearly $400 million to estimated tax revenues over the next year and a half — but warned that dangers like the “fiscal cliff” could still damage a fragile economic recovery powering the gains.