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Lawmakers begin their trek toward the 2020 session, talking budget, guns,...

They’re back.Florida lawmakers begin preparing for the 2020 legislative session on Monday, holding their first set of committee hearings this week. They'll continue a...

Florida’s biggest corporations got a half-billion-dollar present from the Legislature

Despite Republican control of the state House and Senate, Florida Democrats say they plan to try next year to repeal a new state law...

Florida’s teacher shortage can be remedied by better pay

Back to school is my absolute favorite time of year. I spent a decade as a high school music teacher and band director, and...

DeSantis goes easy on lawmakers with his first budget vetoes

Vetoing $131 million in spending, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed his first state budget on Friday, trimming the Legislature’s spending plan to just under $91...

Group identifies “turkeys” in Legislature’s new state budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis should veto $133 million worth of questionable spending in the new $91.1 billion state budget, according to a new report.Florida TaxWatch,...

The state just asked for bids to buy a new state...

Gov. Ron DeSantis will soon be flying the friendly skies of Florida in a brand-new, midsize business jet, according to bid documents filed this...

FL Legislature declined to provide health care coverage to 837,000 of...

Florida missed another opportunity this year to provide health care coverage to more than 800,000 low-income residents.As expected, the 2019 Legislature never considered any...

Your state budget is done. Here are some highlights

Florida lawmakers flubbed their finish and will now move into an overtime session on Saturday. The glitch: the massive $91.1 billion state budget for...

Ready, set, go. Lawmakers start nitty gritty state budget talks

Florida lawmakers began formal negotiations on a new state budget on Tuesday, with legislative leaders saying they are moving toward agreement on a plan...

Groups blast Legislature’s proposed new toll road plan as “worst ever”...

Fifty-six community and environmental groups sent a letter to state senators Monday opposing the Florida Legislature’s proposed bill to create a new statewide network...

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