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Report Projects $336 Million Surplus In ’15-’16

State Lawmakers will have a $336 million surplus in the budget year which starts next July, a new draft state report issued Wednesday.

09/04/2014

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Appeal Underway In Redistricting Documents

One 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.

CBS Miami–05/23/2014

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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.

03/20/2014

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Lawmakers Consider How To Implement Education Reforms

Education will be at the forefront of the new legislative session this month.

03/01/2014

Florida Money

Lawmakers Have Money To Spend Or Give Back

Some recovery in Florida’s economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.

02/27/2014

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Auto Fee Rollback Deal Moving Closer To Passage

The 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.

CBS Miami–04/26/2013

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Clock Ticking In Legislature For Stadium Deal

It’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.

CBS4–04/25/2013

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Fla. Senate Approves Right To Speak Bill

A 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.

CBS Miami–03/19/2013

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New State Budget Forecasts Expected Soon

State economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.

CBS Miami–03/15/2013

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Will Charlie Crist Make A Comeback?

Will former Florida governor Charlie Crist come back to the political game?

03/10/2013

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