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  • House, Senate budget negotiations commence

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate budget conferees finally huddled Monday after weekend plans to launch discussions collapsed amid a dispute over how to spend $880 million in Medicaid money that may arrive...
  • Budget end games begin

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Money for libraries, top environmental programs and economic development cash were settled Friday by House and Senate budget negotiators, who also plan to set aside at least $1.2 billion...
  • RIP to Medicaid reform (or, see you next year)?

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders confirmed Sunday what had become increasingly obvious in recent days: The proposed Medicaid overhaul is dead for this year. “I still believe it is good policy,&#...
  • Fineout: Is Crist preparing for a Saturday night massacre?

     
    From reporter Gary Fineout's Florida Tribune Web site: Gov. Charlie Crist may be on the verge of vetoing bills that are top priorities for Republican leaders in the Florida Legislature. Crist on Friday night signed several bills into law, but he did not...
  • Veteran state Sen. Constantine seeks new career – at the PSC

     
    By Keith Lang   The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The chairman of the committee that will help choose the replacements for ousted Public Service Commissioners David Klement and Benjamin “Steve” Stevens will be among the...
  • Crist vetoes Cannon, Alexander, Atwater home front goodies

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A few scraps from the budget chopping block. When Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed $371 million from the state budget last week, he didn't appear to spare many projects favored by the House and Senate's top brass. And according t...
  • 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...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...