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  • Bondi: Foreclosure funds not going to state employee pay raises

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi shot down any speculation that she would let the more than $300 million the state received help fund state employee pay raises. “It will not be used for pay raises if I have anything to do with it, which I d
  • Alexander keeps budget reins, Gaetz gets tasked with redistricting

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, just announced that J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, would keep the reins as budget chairman, Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, would become rules chair, and Se

    Scott’s SunRail freeze becomes leverage with Florida Legislature

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is delaying a final decision about whether to let the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train in Central Florida move forward until mid-summer, long after the 60-day legislative session ends. The governor has kept $235...

    Senate pulls a fast one, will cut 6.5 percent from schools after all (sort of)

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Last week, Senate PreK-12 Education Budget Chairman David Simmons said the chamber's classroom spending plan was essentially break-even for school districts. That is, per-pupil student funding wouldn't see much of a cut, at all. But on...

    Putnam’s school lunch plan receives approval from senate agriculture committee

     
    A bill that would give Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s office the power to decide what to feed kids in schools across the state made it past its first hurdle in the Florida Senate. The senate agriculture committee unanimously approved the...