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  • 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...
  • Florida Gov. oks more than $400 million tax cut package

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is moving quickly to approve a more than $400 million tax cut package. Scott on Tuesday signed into law a tax cut bill that the Florida Legislature approved a day earlier. The tax cuts total roughly $429 million and include a...
  • Special session successful only by comparison

    Special session successful only by comparison
    The Florida Legislature's special session will look good only because the regular session was so bad. That's how low Tallahassee has set the bar. Most important, as of this week there is a 2015-16 state budget. There wasn't one when the Legislature...
  • 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...
  • K-12 students gain in Florida's budget plan

    K-12 students gain in Florida's budget plan
    Funding for K-12 students would go up but students in preK and college could see funding cut back. The almost $80 billion state budget plan released Tuesday by the Florida Legislature would increase funding for K-12 students, but South Florida...
  • Scott not dropping lawsuit against feds over hospital funds

    Gov. Rick Scott is withdrawing his injunction against the Obama administration over federal health money, but there's no plan to drop the lawsuit anytime soon, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Scott says Florida lawmakers were able to agree on...
  • Gov. Rick Scott signs bad timeshare law

    You can tell just how bad Florida’s new timeshare law is by the description Gov. Rick Scott provided when approving it … it says nothing about what the bill actually does. All Scott said in approving House Bill 453 last week was this:...
  • Flawed budget brings merciful end to session: Editorial

    Flawed budget brings merciful end to session: Editorial
    Florida lawmakers are expected finally to vote on a state budget Friday and bring down the curtain on their special session. If the session had been a Broadway play, critics would call it a bomb. It will have taken lawmakers nearly three weeks extra...
  • Jeb Bush, Obamacare and campus guns: Rant

    What if Barack Obama had been president on Dec. 7, 1941? He would have finished his round of golf, issued executive orders, placed sanctions on Japan, formed a coalition and used diplomacy, drawing a red line if sanctions didn't work. President Obama is...
  • Improved academics may mean $15 million for FAU

    Florida Atlantic University could receive a $15 million windfall because of better academic performance. A committee of the State University System's Board of Governors agreed Wednesday to restore $3.5 million that FAU lost last year, in addition to...