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  • Scott's vetoes make anger level rise

    Scott's vetoes make anger level rise
    Think of the line-item veto as a process of moving things from one list to another. With a stroke of his red pen, Gov. Rick Scott moves items from "The List of Things That Make People Happy" to "The List of Things that Make People Angry." With his recent...
  • GOP feud in Tallahassee likely to flare up again

    GOP feud in Tallahassee likely to flare up again
    TALLAHASSEE — After a bruising political battle that split the GOP-led House, Senate and Gov. Rick Scott, lawmakers are back home, with a government shutdown averted, tax cuts passed and hospitals avoiding deep funding cuts. But bitter...
  • Florida Dems laud Obamacare decision, blast Gov. Scott

    Florida Dems laud Obamacare decision, blast Gov. Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democrats are elated with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision Thursday to uphold subsidies for health plans on federal exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The ruling keeps intact subsidies...
  • High court ruling offsets leadership failures in Fla.: Editorial

    Florida dodged a bullet with Thursday's decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act. More than a million Floridians stood to lose their health insurance if six high court justices hadn't wisely voted to uphold federal subsidies for...
  • Governor vetoes money for several Central Florida projects

    Governor vetoes money for several Central Florida projects
    TALLAHASSEE — State money for several projects in Central Florida, including $15 million for the University of Central Florida downtown campus, vaporized Tuesday as Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $461 million in spending before signing the budget. Orlando...
  • Andy Gardiner talks Rick Scott's vetoes

    Andy Gardiner talks Rick Scott's vetoes
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, discusses Gov. Rick Scott's line-item spending vetoes at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on News 13's "Political Connections." Gardiner also talks about the...
  • Tallahassee gives state a real budget mess

    Tallahassee gives state a real budget mess
    As of last week, the Florida Legislature looked worse than Gov. Rick Scott on the new state budget. As of Tuesday, it's more like a tie. On Friday, the Legislature approved a $78.7 billion budget. As required by a 1992 constitutional amendment, the...
  • Scott vetoes money for rail quiet zones, care for disabled

    More than $66 million in state funding dedicated to projects and programs in South Florida died Tuesday with the stroke of a pen. Gov. Rick Scott signed the Florida Legislature's $78.7 billion budget Tuesday, using his line-item veto to cut $461...
  • Conservative group tells Scott: Veto last-minute additions to budget

    Conservative group tells Scott: Veto last-minute additions to budget
    TALLAHASSEE -- A conservative-advocacy group is telling Gov. Rick Scott it'll have his back if he vetoes projects crammed into the state budget just before the nearly $80 billion package was completed last week. "We are making everyone aware that we are...
  • Florida's battle over health care likely to return in 2016

    A bruising budget battle that divided Republicans in the Florida Legislature is over for now, but the truce is likely only to last a few months. Legislators passed a nearly $79 billion budget Friday with just days to spare. Legislators had until July 1...
  • Florida Legislature passes $78.7 billion budget in overtime

    After a sprawling and messy budget fight that spawned lawsuits and finger-pointing, the fractured Republican-controlled Florida Legislature approved a nearly $79 billion budget and ended its special session Friday. Legislators were racing against the...