Governor Scott Vetoes Millions Before Signing State's $77.1 Billion BudgetThe state’s new multi-billion dollar state budget will be signed into law Monday by Governor Rick Scott.
Miami-Dade Easily Brings Home Most Money In BudgetMiami-Dade County has the most money on the line among Florida's counties as Gov. Rick Scott decides what to veto from a record election-year budget.
Record Florida Budget Lands On Scott's Desk Florida's record $77.1 billion, election-year budget went to the governor Tuesday along with 21 other bills, including a proposal to increase highway speeds that is expected to be vetoed.
Children's Issues A Mixed Bag As Lawmakers Vow To Fight On Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.
Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn SessionLawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion --- the largest state spending plan in history --- before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.
Florida Legislators Agree On State SpendingFlorida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
Budget All But Done After Late-Night Deals Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items ---putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.
Senate Removes Long-Term Funding From Ambitious Springs Plan The Senate has drained a recurring pool of money from a measure intended to provide long term protection and management of the state's endangered natural springs.
Budget Negotiations Begin In A Jovial Mood Lawmakers began meeting as joint House and Senate negotiating committees late Monday, starting a weeklong sprint to craft a final spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.
Top Five Free Date Ideas In MiamiDating and love don't have to cost a fortune, especially when Miami has so many fun free things to do.
Senator Votes For State Budget Despite Not Being At CapitolPoliticians often have to prioritize items because of time constraints. For state Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, the priority may be money and Sarah Palin over government business and voters.
House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For TalksThe House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.
House & Senate Set To Vote On State BudgetsThe Florida House and Senate are prepared to vote Thursday on each chamber's preferred version of the 2015 state budget.
Governor Promotes Cancer Research Funding In MiamiGovernor Rick Scott was at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center along with members of the University of Miami Health System to highlight cancer research funding.
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.