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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,...
  • State rep to go after state funds to mandate bear-proof trash cans

    A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans. Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
  • 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 –...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets

    For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are beefing up the cash for Gov. Rick Scott to dole out to companies willing to re-locate or create new jobs here. But the governor’s jobs agencies in charge of closing those deals couldn’t spend more...
  • Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects

    Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects. Those two projects demonstrate...
  • Lawmakers conclude nuts and bolts of water-wrestling

    Lawmakers conclude nuts and bolts of water-wrestling
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers completed their wrench-work on a $75 billion budget which boosts spending on classrooms and steers $171 million into trying to clean up pollution-wrecked waterways. House and Senate budget-writers had been wrangling...