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As FL sales tax collections crash in a virus economy, it...

The COVID-19 crisis will blow a financial hole in Florida’s state budget.That’s because Florida, without a personal income tax, relies heavily on sales tax...

FL Senate leader: federal emergency funding may help state avoid steep...

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano says lawmakers may be able to avoid “significant budget cuts” in the coming year because of an influx of...

COVID-19 puts the governor’s review of legislation and new state budget...

The COVID-19 crisis has upended the normal review by Gov. Ron DeSantis of more than 200 bills and the $93.2 billion state budget that...

Facing a big hit from the coronavirus, Florida lawmakers are expected...

Florida lawmakers are poised to approve a $93.2 billion state budget on Thursday that includes higher salaries for teachers, a boost in affordable housing...

Lawmakers will likely blow their deadline to adjourn on March 13

Florida lawmakers signaled that they may have to extend the 2020 session to finish their work on a $91 billion-plus state budget and major...

FL House and Senate advance competing budget bills for 2020-21

With differences over funding for affordable housing, environmental land purchases, and tourism promotion, the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday advanced separate versions of...

FL Senate budget plan includes a 3 percent pay hike for...

State workers would be in line for a 3 percent raise, with correctional officers working in the state prison system receiving a little more...

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...

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