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  • House passes $69.2 billion budget, over complaints about charters, foster kids and colleges

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a $69.2 billion spending plan Thursday that boosts funding for classrooms, but also cuts payments to hospitals, steers school construction dollars to charters, and relies on higher tuition rates for college...
  • Dockery says DOC records show private prisons aren’t cheaper

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Senate poised todayto return to a contentious prison-privatization debate, one critic of the proposal to outsource prisons in 18 southern counties says the Department of Corrections' own calculations on...
  • Higher ed funding, road-building, remain key House-Senate sticking points

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With time running out on the 2012 session, Florida House and Senate leaders said Monday that they remained at odds on a few key issues, and tops among them is how deeply to cut Florida's colleges and universities. The House earlier...
  • Alexander says toll-revenue grab isn’t to benefit Heartland

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senators are taking up the budget, and the Republican leadership is already fending off pointed questions about whether they plan to try and ram through dozens of substantive policy changes in the final hours of session — a...
  • After a dour half-decade, Florida budget picture inches closer to ‘rosy’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the first time in five years, Florida policymakers are looking at a horizon free of projected budget shortfalls, thanks to growing tax collections and cuts to classrooms, road-building and the state’s social safety net. The...
  • Scott wants cash to reward businesses

    Scott wants cash to reward businesses
    The "jobs governor" unveiled his "jobs budget" this week and with it divulged more of his plan to radically change the state's role as a jobs creator. Put aside the fact that Gov. Rick Scott has said "government doesn't create jobs" at the same time...
  • Sen. Alexander says keep western PBC open for sugar growers

     
    From Aaron Deslatte, of our sister paper the Orlando Sentinel: Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, said Monday he's talked to Gov. Charlie Crist in recent weeks about keeping the majority of U.S. Sugar Corp.'s agricultural lands in the sugar-growing...
  • Florida senator: $1.7 billion U.S. Sugar deal costs too many jobs

     
    Sen. J.D. Alexander, a wealthy agricultural owner from Lake Wales and influencial lawmaker, is asking Gov. Charlie Crist to slow down the deal he announced this summer to pay $1.75 billion to buy out U.S. Sugar Corp. "For all of......
  • House, Senate budget negotiations commence

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate budget conferees finally huddled Monday after weekend plans to launch discussions collapsed amid a dispute over how to spend $880 million in Medicaid money that may arrive...
  • Budget end games begin

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Money for libraries, top environmental programs and economic development cash were settled Friday by House and Senate budget negotiators, who also plan to set aside at least $1.2 billion...
  • RIP to Medicaid reform (or, see you next year)?

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders confirmed Sunday what had become increasingly obvious in recent days: The proposed Medicaid overhaul is dead for this year. “I still believe it is good policy,&#...
  • Fineout: Is Crist preparing for a Saturday night massacre?

     
    From reporter Gary Fineout's Florida Tribune Web site: Gov. Charlie Crist may be on the verge of vetoing bills that are top priorities for Republican leaders in the Florida Legislature. Crist on Friday night signed several bills into law, but he did not...