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A short sighted move? DeSantis vetoed $1.35 billion in federal funds...

Advocates for the disadvantaged say Gov. Ron DeSantis was short sighted in creating certain reserve funds that weren't eligible for federal relief money, and...

DeSantis signs new state budget that boosts teacher pay but leaves...

Gov. Ron DeSantis bragged when signing into law a record $101.5 billion state budget on Wednesday about spending boosts for education, mental health assistance,...

TaxWatch identifies $157.5 million in ‘budget turkeys’ improperly added to 2021-22...

Florida TaxWatch, an independent budget watchdog organization, has identified more than $157.5 million in  so-called “budget turkeys” that it says the Legislature included outside...

Massive 2021-22 state budget for FL approved: Pitfalls for some struggling...

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending people's lives, many Florida families are struggling to make ends meet — hoping for financial relief to cope with...

FL Legislature carves $550 million for goal to boost starting salaries...

Florida House and Senate are finally on the same page on raising starting salaries for public school teachers. The 2021-22 state budget includes $550 million...

For families trying to make ends meet, FL moms and babies...

For mothers and babies in Florida who rely on health care through Medicaid, the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature has made a promise: After a mother...

Lawmakers wrap up state budget, failing to use $3.5 billion in...

With just a few days left in the 2021 legislative session and COVID-19 still infecting and killing Floridians, the Legislature will not fully utilize...

A difference of $50 million for teacher pay raises? FL House...

How much more should be spent to increase the starting salaries of Florida teachers -- an initiative pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis? There's no agreement...

19- & 20-year-olds: ‘We are pushing these young people over the...

Young people ages 19 and 20 who rely on affordable health coverage could see their Medicaid coverage eliminated — which could push low-income youths...

DeSantis wanted $550 million for teacher starting pay; FL House, Senate...

Working off the momentum of last year's push to improve starting teacher pay in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year recommended $550 million...

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