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House, Senate Still At Odds Over Budget Negotiations

House and Senate leaders continued to swap offers on the broad outlines of a budget Friday, but remained far apart on more than just the numbers, with divisions remaining on the conditions for negotiations and the mechanics of how to bridge the differences.

04/24/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senators Question Scott Administration’s Handling Of LIP

Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.

04/15/2015

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Testing Bill On Hold Amid Debate Over High-Level Courses

Legislation that would overhaul Florida’s testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.

04/02/2015

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Health Care At Center Of House, Senate Budget Differences

The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday separated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotiations over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences.

03/26/2015

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GOP Legislative Leaders Gearing Up For Budget Battle

During his run up to re-election Republican Gov. Rick Scott talked about grand plans to spend it on boosting school spending while slashing taxes and fees by hundreds of millions of dollars.

02/24/2015

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“Dreamers” Impact On Rick Scott Re-Election Bid

In a brutal GOP primary four years ago, now-Gov. Rick Scott blistered opponent Bill McCollum in a television ad highlighting McCollum’s opposition to an Arizona-style immigration law.

03/31/2014

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Latvala: Getting Immigrant Tuition Bill To Floor Biggest Challenge

The sponsor of a measure that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay cheaper tuition rates insists he has the votes to pass the bill in the Senate.

03/26/2014

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Florida Candidates Report New Monthly Fundraising Totals

New monthly fundraising reports show that some legislative and statewide candidates have raised tens of thousands of dollars during October.

11/12/2013

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Texting While Driving Bill Closer To Law, New Strings Attached

A bill banning texting while driving was approved in its first committee Wednesday, but with exceptions.

CBS4–02/07/2013