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  • Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech

    Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers: Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.  Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
  • Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever

    Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford used his opening-day speech to urge his membership to focus on "policy, not politics" over the two-month session. Two hours later, Gov. Rick Scott gave what amounts to a campaign-speech on the House floor,...
  • Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects

    Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects
    TALLAHASSEE – In Florida budget politics, it pays to be a night owl. Long after House and Senate budget negotiators have cinched deals on the biggest brick-and-mortar components of their $75 billion spending plan for next fiscal year –...
  • Judge Ross to county: Fork over the money

    In case you missed it, my colleague Robert Nolin reported that Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish run a round in the budget match with Broward County. Circuit Court Judge Dale Ross ruled in her favor. Click here to read Nolin's story, in which he...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
  • Property appraiser worried budget year will end before money fight does

    [UPDATED with court ruling] Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish is trying to speed up the courts so that her budget fight with Broward County can be resolved before the budget year ends. The government spending year ends Sept. 30. But Parrish...
  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners say flooding issues are their top priority

    The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water. The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
  • House advances super-sized sales-tax holidays, shuts down Democratic amendments

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.   Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...
  • Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified

    Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified
    TALLAHASSEE -- Business-backed Florida TaxWatch Friday singled out nearly $121 million in pet projects lawmakers included in the budget they passed earlier this month as "turkeys" which bypassed normal review processes. The group is asking Gov. Rick...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...