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  • De-stuffing state budget turkeys: Front & Center

    De-stuffing state budget turkeys: Front & Center
    Many Central Floridians were stunned last week over Gov. Rick Scott's vetoes of funding for regional projects, such as Phase 2 of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the downtown expansion of the University of Central Florida. Meanwhile, Florida TaxWatch says 189 projects totaling $167 million were tucked into the 2015-16 budget without proper public scrutiny. The business-backed think tank has a name for such projects: budget turkeys. You can read our discussion of this year's roasters with TaxWatch President Dominic M. Calabro and more online at OrlandoSentinel.com/opinion.
  • GOP feud in Tallahassee likely to flare up again

    GOP feud in Tallahassee likely to flare up again
    TALLAHASSEE — After a bruising political battle that split the GOP-led House, Senate and Gov. Rick Scott, lawmakers are back home, with a government shutdown averted, tax cuts passed and hospitals avoiding deep funding cuts. But bitter...

    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...

    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 pass $429 million tax-cut package

    Lawmakers pass $429 million tax-cut package
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida is shipping more than $400 million back to its citizens. The House and Senate passed a $428.9-million tax-cut bill Monday morning that would lower the cost of cell phone and cable bills and offer a 10-day tax holiday on...