Tax Cuts, School Choice, Bullying Among New State LawsJuly 1st is not only the start of a month, it's also the start of the state's new fiscal year. During the legislative session earlier this year, state lawmakers passed 279 bills and 161 of them take effect on Friday.
Gov. Scott Signs Trimmed Down Tax Cut PackageGovernor Rick Scott has signed off on a trimmed-down package of tax cuts that will permanently eliminate a sales tax on manufacturing equipment and set up a three-day tax "holiday" for back-to-school shoppers.
Senate Considers Tax Cuts On Individual BasisThe Senate, which has yet to settle on a bottom-line figure for tax cuts, continues to review potential revenue reductions one piece at a time.
Scott Takes Tax-Cut Pitch To SenateGov. Rick Scott on Monday dismissed a suggestion that a reduction in property taxes be swapped for part of his proposed $1 billion in mostly business-friendly tax cuts.
Lawmakers Weigh Incentives, Tax CutsGov. Rick Scott wants $250 million to attract companies to Florida and hopes to convince lawmakers to support a series of business-friendly tax cuts that would permanently remove more than $1 billion from state revenue.
10 Issues To Watch During The 2016 SessionFlorida lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week for an election-year legislative session. We've got 10 issues you'll want to keep an eye on.
Lawmakers Get First Crack At Scott BudgetLawmakers got their first crack at Gov. Rick Scott's proposed $79.3 billion budget --- and the attached $1 billion tax cut --- on Tuesday, with critics zeroing in on the source of a large chunk of record education funding.
Environmentalists Say Scott Budget Doesn't Go Far EnoughGov. Rick Scott is proposing more money for land preservation next year, but environmentalists say the levels fall short of what voters wanted in passing a 2014 constitutional amendment.
Gov. Scott Wants To Add Billion More To BudgetGov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed boosting the state budget by more than $1 billion in the year that begins July 1, saying the additional spending would help Florida prepare to weather the next recession.
Scott Touts Tax Cuts, College Graduation PlanGov. Rick Scott on Thursday wrapped up a four-day tour of the state by maintaining that Florida has enough money to cover his requests for $1 billion in tax cuts and $250 million in corporate incentives without cutting state services.
Gov. Scott In Miami To Promote Billion Dollar Tax CutGovernor Rick Scott will be in Miami on Monday as part of a statewide tour this week to promote a massive tax cut proposal which is mostly aimed at businesses.
Gov. Scott Wants A Billion Dollars In Tax CutsArguing that it would help the state's economy withstand the next downturn, Gov. Scott plans to ask the Legislature for a billion dollars in tax cuts, most it targeting businesses.