Florida Local Money Requests Pile Up Amid State Budget WarningsTwo major local funding requests, including a proposal to help a community devastated by Hurricane Michael, were filed last week as legislative leaders reminded lawmakers that the upcoming state budget will be tight.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Budget Plan Addresses Climate Change ImpactsGov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $25 million next year and more in coming years to set up a program that would help address coastal flooding and other climate-change impacts across the state.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Looks To Boost School SpendingGov. Ron DeSantis is asking lawmakers for a $285 million increase in public-school funding in the coming year and to keep tuition rates flat for college and university students --- a potentially stark contrast to what House and Senate budget leaders have signaled could be coming.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes Record $96.6 Billion Budget, Focuses On Environment, SchoolsFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis released his “Florida Leads” budget proposal on Thursday for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Plan Would Address Climate Impacts, Environmental ConcernsGov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $25 million next year and more in coming years to set up a program that would help address coastal flooding and other climate-change impacts across the state.
Florida House Budget Chief Warns Of CutsWith the coronavirus pandemic significantly reducing state tax revenues, the House appropriations chairman told his committee Wednesday to expect budget cuts.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $1 BillionPointing to “difficult circumstances,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday said he signed a $92.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year after vetoing about $1 billion in spending.
Governor Ron Desantis Promises Big Cuts To Florida BudgetGov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will soon slash enough spending from the state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget to keep lawmakers from having to address a coronavirus-fueled loss in tax revenues before the November elections.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Promises Big Cuts To State BudgetGov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will soon slash enough spending from the state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget to keep lawmakers from having to address a coronavirus-fueled loss in tax revenues before the November elections.
Florida Lawmakers Pass $93.2 Billion Budget, Face UncertaintyFlorida lawmakers on Thursday approved a record $93.2 billion budget for next year, with attention already focused on a potential need to revisit the spending plan this summer as the novel coronavirus upends the economy.
Coronavirus Could Curb Florida Spending, Tax CutsFlorida lawmakers are looking to build reserves by cutting spending as the state reacts to the threat of the novel coronavirus and a plunge in the stock market.
Coronavirus ‘Panic’ Could Affect Ongoing Florida Budget NegotiationsAs the stock marketed plummeted Monday, House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, indicated that fears about the novel coronavirus could affect the ongoing negotiations about a new state budget.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Budget Would Trim ‘Earmarks’Florida lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon.
Pay For Florida Teachers A Centerpiece Of Governor Ron Desantis' BudgetGov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a $1 billion injection into Florida’s public education system in the upcoming fiscal year, money that would largely go toward pay increases as the state deals with a teacher shortage.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Praised, Criticized On Environmental SpendingGov. Ron DeSantis drew praise as “a true environmental leader” but was also criticized for not putting more money toward the Florida Forever program and failing to adequately prepare the state for climate change as he released a proposed $91.4 billion budget on Monday.