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State workers hold rally to demand a 5 percent pay raise

More than two dozen state workers held a rally on the steps of the old Florida Capitol building on Wednesday, demanding Gov. Ron DeSantis...

State health officials seek budget boost to contain the hepatitis A...

Florida health officials are asking for $15 million in the new state budget to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A and other emerging diseases,...

House budget chief says an affordable housing fund sweep is likely...

Despite a plea to fully fund affordable housing programs in the new state budget, the House’s top budget leader says his chamber is likely...

Advocates to state lawmakers: Don’t raid affordable housing funds in 2020

With the start of the 2020 Legislature a little more than a month away, affordable housing advocates have renewed their plea for state lawmakers...

FL House Speaker Oliva casts doubt on funding for Visit Florida

Funding for Visit Florida, the state’s tourism-marketing agency, will again face strong opposition in the Florida House when lawmakers meet in their annual session...

DeSantis backs plan to hire more prison inspectors and boost their...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is backing a plan to improve Florida’s prison inspection system.In his proposed $91.4 billion budget for next year, the Republican governor...

State workers unhappy about no pay raises in DeSantis’ proposed budget

State workers say they are dismayed that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s proposed $91.4 billion state budget for the coming year does not contain an across-the-board...

Keeping Florida’s pension fund financially healthy won’t be cheap

When lawmakers start examining Florida’s massive state pension system in the 2020 legislative session, the numbers may look daunting.That’s because key retirement officials recently...

Ballooning overtime pay in FL prisons: One of the myriad problems...

Last year Florida paid $77 million in overtime to staff its state prisons, an exploding price tag stemming from the inability to hire and...

Gov. DeSantis plans to increase teacher pay – and it’ll be...

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says he'll be rolling out “something significant on teacher recruitment and compensation” in the next month or so, and it...

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