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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Moving The Budget Dominoes.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In case you missed it yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee got the next set of budget dominoes in line as it voted, along party lines, to send the $27.65 billion budget plan approved by the......
  • Negron’s push to reel insurance break brings out the big-business critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate budget chief Joe Negron's push to end a 25-year-old tax break for insurers is drawing the ire of business groups and major political contributors put in the unusual position of defending their tax-advantages before a Republican-...
  • And the legislative budget games begin: Senate wants bigger reserves

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Just when you thought Florida was out of the financial ditch, state lawmakers want to pull it back in — at least rhetorically. The Senate Appropriations Committee opened its first post-2012 elections hearing Wednesday with...
  • Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

     
    Today is the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session. State lawmakers are expected to work through the night today to try to wrap up any unfinished business before they depart for an Election Season break With the cancellation of......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Once again, we're on the road. So we're going to keep the usual jibber-jabber to an absolute minimum and get on with your handy clip-and-save guide to the best of the day's political headlines. 1.......
  • Some not wild about proposed new name for California Fish and Game

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game could get a new name -- the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the official nickname Cal Wild in logos and ads....
  • Bills to limit lawmakers' gifts, give Olympians tax breaks shelved

     
    California lawmakers shelve bills limiting their gifts, providing tax breaks for Olympians...
  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • Midday Budget Update: The wheels do turn slowly.

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's where things stand as of 12:34 p.m: 1. The House debated, and then went over, changes to the School Code Bill. The proposal would, among other things, place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of...
  • Senate panel supports California 'fracking' moratorium

     
    A state Senate panel has approved legislation that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing in California until regulators write rules governing the controversial procedure....
  • Mid-Afternoon Budget Update: Senate passes the #PaBudget

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's a quick update on where things stand as of 2 p.m.: 1. The Tax Code, Welfare Code and several School Code bills were kicked out of Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon. The Tax Code bill includes......
  • Yet Another Prime-Time Budget Update: More pieces fall into place.

     
    The debate over a $27.66 billion state budget for 2012-13 went into its final furlong Friday as the state Senate gave its approval to the spending plan and lawmakers moved key pieces of supporting legislation into place to meet a......