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  • Third candidate signs up to run for Andy Gardiner's Senate seat

    Third candidate signs up to run for Andy Gardiner's Senate seat
    With Senate President Andy Gardiner facing term limits next year, Merritt Island Republican Chuck Sheridan opened a campaign account this week to seek to replace him, according to the state Division of Elections website. Sheridan became the third...
  • Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle

    Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers reached a deal on health care spending Friday, resolving a bitter, months-long dispute between the House and Senate and paving the way for a final budget to be completed next week. Hospitals throughout the state will...
  • Worthy bills, programs fell victim to deadlock: Editorial

    Worthy bills, programs fell victim to deadlock: Editorial
    American poet John Greenleaf Whittier memorably wrote, "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'" A lot of good that might have been accomplished by the Florida Legislature this year fell victim to decisions made...
  • Dr. Phillips Center gets $2 million in last minute budget talks

    Dr. Phillips Center gets $2 million in last minute budget talks
    TALLAHASSEE – The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts will receive $2 million in state money for its planned expansion under a budget agreement reached Saturday by House and Senate negotiators. The money had not been included in previous...
  • Lawmakers agree to conservation funds

    Lawmakers agree to conservation funds
    TALLAHASSEE – A spate of projects to clean up and preserve the environment in Central Florida were included in a deal agreed to by lawmakers in late Sunday night budget talks. Projects in and near the districts of Senate President Andy Gardiner,...
  • Florida Legislature OKs more than $400 million in tax cuts

    Floridians will get a small cut on their cellphone bills and be able to do their back-to-school shopping tax free for 10 days under a tax cut package approved Monday by the Florida Legislature. The package, which had been caught in the middle of a feud...
  • Lawmakers cut taxes, still seek budget deal

    Lawmakers cut taxes, still seek budget deal
    TALLAHASSEE — Cable and phone taxes will be cut and back-to-school items will be exempt from sales taxes for an extra week as part of a bill passed by lawmakers Monday that trims taxes by $429 million over two years. The cuts are one of the...
  • Lawmakers finally cut deal on state budget

    Lawmakers finally cut deal on state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Leaders of the Florida Legislature agreed to a nearly $80 billion state budget loaded with new projects late Monday, clearing the way for lawmakers to end months of squabbling and adjourn their special session Friday. At a meeting...
  • Budget stalemate finally ends for Florida Legislature

    Florida's contentious and messy budget stalemate that divided the state's Republicans and threatened to force the shutdown of state government is finally over. With just days left, the Florida Legislature has reached a deal on a nearly $79 billion...
  • UCF's downtown campus OK despite less funding, officials say

    UCF's downtown campus OK despite less funding, officials say
    UCF's plan for a downtown campus is still on track even though legislators earmarked just a quarter of the money the school had sought for the project this year, officials said Tuesday. State leaders late Monday appropriated $15 million of the nearly $60...
  • Lawmakers finally ready to vote on $79B state budget

    Lawmakers finally ready to vote on $79B state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Following a drawn out, contentious battle that saw the state flirt with a partial government shutdown, the Florida Legislature is poised on Friday to approve a nearly $79 billion budget and go home. Legislators increased money for...