Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who had a tough time winning cooperation this past year from the Republican-led Legislature, struck back on Monday by vetoing nearly $400 million from the state’s new budget.
Gov. Rick Scott kicked off a series of visits to Florida public schools Monday to promote the approved budget that includes teacher pay raises as part of a big boost in education spending, a perennially popular issue with voters who will decide in 2014 whether the Republican merits a second term.
With a week left in the legislative session and the outlook still uncertain for Gov. Rick Scott’s top priorities, it was time for the governor to apply some pressure.
Florida lawmakers may roll back sharp increases in fees for driver’s licenses and auto tags that the state adopted three years ago to close a large budget gap.
For the first time in six years, state legislators aren’t scrambling to figure out how to plug billion dollar shortfalls in the state budget.
Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.
A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.
Florida lawmakers are giving Gov. Rick Scott more say over money used to bring jobs to the Sunshine State.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate on Wednesday charged ahead with a nearly $71 billion budget, despite complaints from university students, hospital lobbyists and even some Republicans in the House about some of the decisions contained in the spending plan.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The GOP-controlled Florida Senate is calling for a nearly $70.8 billion state budget for the coming year.
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