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  • 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...
  • Florida Gov., Cabinet agree to settle police-firing lawsuit

    Gov. Rick Scott and the three elected members of the Cabinet formally agreed on Tuesday to settle a lawsuit that contended they bypassed the state's Sunshine Law. The settlement ends six months of turmoil over the abrupt ouster of Florida Department of...
  • Florida governor signs budget, vetoes nearly $500 million

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ended the state's biggest budget crisis in more than two decades by signing a more than $78 billion budget into law, but he may have created another divide with some of his fellow Republicans. Scott signed the budget...
  • 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...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. GOV. SCOTT SIGNS BUDGET, VETOES NEARLY $500 MILLION Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a new budget into law Tuesday, but not before vetoing nearly $500 million...
  • Lawsuit filed over Amendment 1 spending

    Lawsuit filed over Amendment 1 spending
    Environmental groups filed suit Monday over what they said was the Florida Legislature's massive misappropriation of funds intended to buy and protect wilderness. The Florida Wildlife Federation, St. Johns Riverkeeper and Environmental Confederation...
  • A state-by-state look at governors' trade trips abroad

    U.S. governors have taken or scheduled about 80 trips abroad since the start of 2014, generally focused on boosting exports or recruiting businesses to their states. Here's a look at what each governor has done. ___ ALABAMA Republican Gov. Robert...
  • Scott touring across Florida to tout tax cuts

    Scott touring across Florida to tout tax cuts
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hitting the road to celebrate a tax cut package he signed into law. Scott plans on Monday to visit seven cities to tout the approval of more than $400 million in tax cuts. The Florida Legislature passed the measure during...
  • Film incentives, hypocrisy and abortion: Letters

    Film incentives lost Florida's film industry has been squeezed out of the state budget. Americans for Prosperity-Florida made 40,000 calls and sent 30,000 emails to legislators questioning the state's film-industry incentives, asking, "Why should...
  • Fla. Gov. Scott touring across the state to tout tax cuts

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hitting the road to celebrate a tax cut package he signed into law. Scott plans on Monday to visit seven cities to tout the approval of more than $400 million in tax cuts. The Florida Legislature passed the measure during its...