Florida Budget, Bevy Of Laws Ready To Take EffectMore than 100 new laws passed during the 2021 legislative session will hit the books this week, ranging from a record $100 billion state budget to a ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and an expansion of school vouchers.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs $101.5 Billion State Budget After Vetoing $1.5BFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the $101.5 billion Florida budget on Wednesday, after vetoing $1.5 billion in federal money for an emergency response fund he said had strings attached that made it unusable.
Budget Lands On Gov. Ron DeSantis' DeskGov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday formally received a proposed $101.5 billion state budget filled with many of his top priorities.
Florida Lawmakers To Vote Friday On $101.5 Billion BudgetFlorida lawmakers will be able to vote Friday afternoon on a record $101.5 billion budget for the upcoming year and end the regular legislative session on time.
Budget Deal Funnels Bonuses To First RespondersHouse and Senate leaders Monday night finished nailing down details of a roughly $100 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, after agreeing that first responders statewide should get $1,000 bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.