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.
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.
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.
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.
New monthly fundraising reports show that some legislative and statewide candidates have raised tens of thousands of dollars during October.
A bill banning texting while driving was approved in its first committee Wednesday, but with exceptions.