State Legislature

Gov. Scott Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Higher School FundingAs thousands of students graduate and move onto college or the workforce, the State Legislature is heading into a special budget session, where funding for public schools like this one could reach record highs.
Report Projects $336 Million Surplus In '15-'16State Lawmakers will have a $336 million surplus in the budget year which starts next July, a new draft state report issued Wednesday.
Appeal Underway In Redistricting DocumentsOne day after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled documents obtained from a Republican consultant must remain confidential, lawyers are asking the state Supreme Court to release them.
Voucher Program Expansion Measure Pulled It does not look as if State legislators will expand a Florida program that helps low income children attend private schools this year.
Lawmakers Consider How To Implement Education ReformsEducation will be at the forefront of the new legislative session this month.
Lawmakers Have Money To Spend Or Give BackSome recovery in Florida's economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
Auto Fee Rollback Deal Moving Closer To PassageThe Florida House is at odds with the Senate over a plan to reduce fees for motorists in the Sunshine State. The Senate wants the rollbacks to happen all at once while the House is putting together a plan that would phase in the reductions.
Clock Ticking In Legislature For Stadium DealIt’s deep in the fourth quarter in the Florida Legislature and the supporters of the bills allowing Miami-Dade County voters to decide whether tourist tax dollars will go to upgrade Sun Life Stadium have gone to a hurry-up offense trying to get the bills passed.
Fla. Senate Approves Right To Speak BillA unanimous vote in the Florida Senate Tuesday would give citizens the right to be heard, and not just seen, at local government and state agency meetings.
New State Budget Forecasts Expected SoonState economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.
Will Charlie Crist Make A Comeback?Will former Florida governor Charlie Crist come back to the political game?
Judge Flipped Off In Court Has History Of Short TemperWhen Penelope Soto, 18, flipped off a Miami-Dade judge and cursed at him, she caught his wrath and was sent to jail for 30 days. But it turns out; 15 years ago another person felt the judge’s wrath on the floor of the Florida legislature.
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